Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian novelist and moral philosopher
Anna Karanina, opening words (1876) [tr. Garnett (1930)]

Alt trans.:
  • "All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
  • "All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
Added on 22-Feb-10 | Last updated 7-Apr-11
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