Rostov, standing in the front lines of Kutuzov's army which the Tsar approached first, experienced the same feeling as every other man in that army: a feeling of self-forgetfulness
, a proud consciousness of might, and a passionate attraction to him who was the cause of this triumph.
For with eyes made clear by many tears, and a heart softened by the tenderest sorrow, she recognized the beauty of her sister's life--uneventful, unambitious, yet full of the genuine virtues which `smell sweet, and blossom in the dust', the self-forgetfulness
that makes the humblest on earth remembered soonest in heaven, the true success which is possible to all.
"Your devotion and self-forgetfulness
were sublime, my brave lad, and they saved us, for the Victoria was falling into the lake, and, once there, nobody could have extricated her."
It was like her self-forgetfulness
, to transfer the remark to my sister, and to get up and be busy about her, making her more comfortable; "that's sadly true!"
Bounderby, expresses such charming self-forgetfulness
on his account - pardon me again - I am running wide of the subject.
I closed my eyes; I put his hand, in a kind of spiritual self-forgetfulness
, to my lips.
God has mitigated the sufferings that arise from social friction by a religious sentiment which raises self-forgetfulness
into a virtue; just as He has moderated the friction of the mechanism of the universe by laws which we do not know.
Even the tugs, now with their engines stopped, were approaching her without a ripple, the burly-looking paddle-boat sheering forward, while the other, a screw, smaller and of slender shape, made for her quarter so gently that she did not divide the smooth water, but seemed to glide on its surface as if on a sheet of plate-glass, a man in her bow, the master at the wheel visible only from the waist upwards above the white screen of the bridge, both of them so still-eyed as to fascinate young Powell into curious self-forgetfulness
But he was more troubled by Katharine's appearance, as she sat rapt in thought upon the ground, than by his own; there was something improper to him in her self-forgetfulness
. A man naturally alive to the conventions of society, he was strictly conventional where women were concerned, and especially if the women happened to be in any way connected with him.
"Betty has such integrity, honesty, generosity of spirit, wisdom and self-forgetfulness
when shes in a room of people.
For history is both memory and movement and if we remember rightly, we build a wall of resistance against self-forgetfulness
and open a way forward toward achieving an expansive human good and a longed-sought well-being of the world.
From a position of security and self-forgetfulness
they can joyfully do the good works prepared for them uniquely.