Leo Tolstoy quotes

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

 

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

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

 

“I think… if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“If you want to be happy, be.”
― Tolstoy Leo

 

“Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

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

 

 

“Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed. ”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

 

“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking…”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

 

“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

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

 

 

“Be bad, but at least don’t be a liar, a deceiver!”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“I’ve always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand.”
– Anna Karenina {Anna Karenina}”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

 

“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“Anything is better than lies and deceit!”
― 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. And to act so is immoral.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

 

“Boredom: the desire for desires.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

 

“I always loved you, and if one loves anyone, one loves the whole person, just as they are and not as one would like them to be. -Dolly”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

 

“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“Muhammad has always been standing higher than the Christianity. He does not consider god as a human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammad is his Messenger. There is no any mystery and secret in it.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“Sometimes she did not know what she feared, what she desired: whether she feared or desired what had been or what would be, and precisely what she desired, she did not know.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“All the girls in the world were divided into two classes: one class included all the girls in the world except her, and they had all the usual human feelings and were very ordinary girls; while the other class -herself alone- had no weaknesses and was superior to all humanity.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“it’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“The best stories don’t come from “good vs. bad” but “good vs. good.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“If you love me as you say you do,’ she whispered, ‘make it so that I am at peace.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“They’ve got no idea what happiness is, they don’t know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us–there is no life.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness…”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

 

“Pierre was right when he said that one must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I’m alive, I must live and be happy.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“It’s not given to people to judge what’s right or wrong. People have eternally been mistaken and will be mistaken, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“But I’m glad you’ll see me as I am. Above all, I wouldn’t want people to think that I want to prove anything. I don’t want to prove anything, I just want to live; to cause no evil to anyone but myself. I have that right, haven’t I?”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“But the law of loving others could not be discovered by reason, because it is unreasonable.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

 

“It’s hard to love a woman and do anything.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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