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Но в том-то и дело, что человека столетиями поднимала над животным и уносила ввысь не палка, а музыка: неотразимость безоружной истины, притягательность ее примера.
The point is that for centuries humanity has been raised above the beasts and borne to the heights not by the bludgeon, but by music: the irresistibility of unarmed truth, the attraction of its example.
Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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