In the present case, it is as essential to surmount a consciousness of an unreal freedom and to recognise a dependence not perceived by our senses.
Leo Tolstoy, from War and Peace (Trans. Constance Garnett)
With his own hand wrote Hassan, son of Ali:
I did not know he was so unhappy.
Peace to his tormented soul!
— Meša Selimović, from Death and the Dervish
(Trans. Bogdan Rakić and Stephen M. Dickey)