Leo Tolstoy quotes

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

— Leo Tolstoy

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“If you want to be happy, be.”

— Leo Tolstoy

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“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

— Leo Tolstoy

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“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“Boredom: the desire for desires.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves, But by the love for them that is in other people.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.”

— Leo Tolstoy

“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”

— Leo Tolstoy
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