"‘All these may be a good thing; but why should I bother myself about establishing dispensaries which I should never make use of, and schools to which I should never send my children, to which the peasants would not want to send theirs either – and to which I am not at all sure they ought to send them?"

This statement from Levin shows the gap that existed between the aristocracy and the peasant class. Schools and hospitals, or dispensaries were for the aristocrats, the landowners. Tolstoy build schools for his serf's children at Yasnaya Polyana, but as this indicates, there was resistance among the very peasants for whom the schools were set up.