Yes, I have heard of his scheme for perpetual peace, and it is very interesting but hardly feasible.
In my opinion perpetual peace is possible but—I do not know how to express it…. not by a balance of political power….
He had long been thinking of entering the army and would have done so had he not been hindered, first, by his membership of the Society of Freemasons to which he was bound by oath and which preached perpetual peace and the abolition of war, and secondly, by the fact that when he saw the great mass of Muscovites who had donned uniform and were talking patriotism, he somehow felt ashamed to take the step.
From the time he received his commission, and especially since he had joined the active army and taken part in the battle of Vyazma, Petya had been in a constant state of blissful excitement at being grown-up and in a perpetual ecstatic hurry not to miss any chance to do something really heroic.
There are no more uses of "perpetual" in the book.
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A perpetual flame burns beside the grave of John F. Kennedy.