Deplore what is to be deplored, and then find out the rest.
All great men have universally deplored that nation wherein "wealth accumulates and men decay." They are, of course, right; but until society manifests some desire to know the extent of the misery in which men decay not until then may we hope for anything more than a petty individual dealing with a question mainly social.
He [Tolstoy] saw and deplored the beginning of a class struggle which has ended as we now know in Bolshevism . Class hatred and strife appeared to Tolstoy as frightfully immoral and unchristian and he pled fervently with the rich to change their manner of living.