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Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: I love everybody and pity everybody. I love everybody and pity everybody. Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: There is, and can be, no cause of There is, and can be, no cause of a historical event except the one cause of all causes. But Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Where is there any book of the law Where is there any book of the law so clear to each man as that written in his heart. Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Book is a nice companion Book is a nice companion Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: The greatest human achievement is love. The greatest human achievement is love. Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: But live while you live, tomorrow you die But live while you live, tomorrow you die ... — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: God forgive me everything!' she said, feeling the God forgive me everything!' she said, feeling the impossibility of struggling ... — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: It often struck me as strange and disagreeable It often struck me as strange and disagreeable to hear him utter severe strictures upon some of these persons who seemed to me so good. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: The political is not compatible with the artistic, The political is not compatible with the artistic, because the former, in order to prove, has to be one-sided. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: True nonresistance is the one true resistance to True nonresistance is the one true resistance to evil. It kills and finally destroys the evil sentiment. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Death is finished, he said to himself. It Death is finished, he said to himself. It is no more! — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: I prefer a good pair of boots to I prefer a good pair of boots to Shakespeare. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: An honest man and an honest woman may An honest man and an honest woman may be insulted, but to tell a thief he's a thief is simply la constatation d'un fait. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Instead of going to Paris to attend lectures, Instead of going to Paris to attend lectures, go to the public library, and you won't come out for twenty years, if you really wish to learn. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Knowledge is real knowledge only when it is Knowledge is real knowledge only when it is acquired by the efforts of your intellect, not by memory — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: The struggle for existence and hatred are the The struggle for existence and hatred are the only things that unite people. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: But the law of loving others could not But the law of loving others could not be discovered by reason, because it is unreasonable. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Joseph Brodsky: Out of Dostoevsky: Kafka. Out of Tolstoy: Margaret Out of Dostoevsky: Kafka. Out of Tolstoy: Margaret Mitchell.
(in conversation, explaining his dislike for Tolstoy) — Joseph Brodsky
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: But despite the fact that the doctors treated But despite the fact that the doctors treated him, bled him, and gave him medicines to drink
he recovered. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Vegetarianism serves as the criterion by which we Vegetarianism serves as the criterion by which we know that the pursuit of moral perfection on the part of humanity is genuine and sincere. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Well, so it isn't time yet to die, Well, so it isn't time yet to die, is it? — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: If no one fought except on his own If no one fought except on his own conviction, there would be no wars, he said. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: We love people not so much for the We love people not so much for the good they've done us, as for the good we've done them. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: One may say with one's lips: 'I believe One may say with one's lips: 'I believe that God is one, and also three' - but no one can believe it, because the words have no sense. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: The two most powerful warriors are patience and The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Tom Stoppard: You don't often get a proposal to do You don't often get a proposal to do Tolstoy for a really interesting director - that's easy to say yes to. — Tom Stoppard
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: He who has love, is in God, and He who has love, is in God, and God is in him, for God is love. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: If people tell you that you should live If people tell you that
you should live your life preparing for the future, do not believe
them. Real Life is found only in the present. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Mark Twain: Tolstoy carelessly neglects to include a boat race. Tolstoy carelessly neglects to include a boat race. — Mark Twain
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: War on the other hand is such a War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: The Kingdom of God is Within You, which The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: How often we sin, how much we deceive, How often we sin, how much we deceive, and all for what? ... All will end in death, all! — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: He felt that all his hitherto dissipated and He felt that all his hitherto dissipated and dispersed forces were gathered and directed with terrible energy towards one blissful goal. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: The soul is immortal- well then, if I The soul is immortal- well then, if I shall always live, I must have lived before, lived for a whole eternity. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Dear Lord, what a madhouse the world is! Dear Lord, what a madhouse the world is! — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Every revolution by force only puts more violent Every revolution by force only puts more violent means of enslavement into the hands of the persons in power. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Our body is a machine for living. Our body is a machine for living. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: I was afraid of life and strove against I was afraid of life and strove against it, yet I still hoped for something from it. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: On which side is truth, - on the On which side is truth, - on the side of the thoughts which seem true and well-founded, or on the side of the lives of others and myself? — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: It is amazing how complete is the delusion It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: The further one goes, the better the land The further one goes, the better the land seems. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Knowledge is limitless. Therefore, there is a minuscule Knowledge is limitless. Therefore, there is a minuscule difference between those who know a lot and those who know very little. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: If you're not enjoying your work, you should If you're not enjoying your work, you should either change your attitude, or change your job. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Music is the shorthand of emotion Music is the shorthand of emotion — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: In all human sorrow nothing gives comfort but In all human sorrow nothing gives comfort but love and faith, and that in the sight of Christ's compassion for us no sorrow is trifling. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Parents now are not expected to live at Parents now are not expected to live at all, but to exist altogether for their children. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: It was all so strange, so unlike what It was all so strange, so unlike what he had been looking forward to. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: The best solution is to be kind and The best solution is to be kind and good while ignoring the opinions of others. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: The activity of art is ... as important The activity of art is ... as important as the activity of language itself, and as universal. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: A Gentleman is a man who will pay A Gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: The social conditions of life can only be The social conditions of life can only be improved by people exercising self-restraint. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: But neither of them dared speak of it, But neither of them dared speak of it, and not having expressed the one thing that occupied their thoughts, whatever they said rang false. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi: What has appealed to me most in Tolstoy's What has appealed to me most in Tolstoy's life is that he practiced what he preached and reckoned no cost too great in his pursuit of truth. — Mahatma Gandhi
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: They were dealt with as in war, and They were dealt with as in war, and they naturally employed the means that were used against them. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Let us forgive each other - only then Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: All the wounds of society, the wounds of All the wounds of society, the wounds of poverty, of vice, of ignorance - all will be laid bare. Is there not something re-assuring in this? — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: They get a glimpse of red lips under They get a glimpse of red lips under a short veil, and exquisite little feet. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Woman is generally so bad that the difference Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Money, in itself, is evil. And therefore he Money, in itself, is evil. And therefore he who gives money gives evil. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: I'm never going to get married. I'm going I'm never going to get married. I'm going to be a ballet-dancer. But don't tell anybody. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Are we not all flung into the world Are we not all flung into the world for no other purpose than to hate each other, and so to torture ourselves and one another? — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: All art has this characteristic-it unites people. All art has this characteristic-it unites people. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: For an instant he was offended, but immediately For an instant he was offended, but immediately knew he could not be offended with her because she was himself. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: To love life is to love God. Harder To love life is to love God. Harder and more blessed than all else is to love this life in one's sufferings, in undeserved sufferings. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Sarah Arthur: Are we genuinely prepared to say that working Are we genuinely prepared to say that working in an office building or shopping in a mall is real, while reading Tolstoy is not? — Sarah Arthur
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: So that's what it is!" he suddenly exclaimed So that's what it is!" he suddenly exclaimed aloud. "What joy! — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: But every acquisition that is disproportionate to the But every acquisition that is disproportionate to the labor spent on it is dishonest. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: To love life is to love God. To love life is to love God. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: In the spiritual realm nothing is indifferent: what In the spiritual realm nothing is indifferent: what is not useful is harmful. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Man is meant for happiness and this happiness Man is meant for happiness and this happiness is in him, in the satisfaction of the daily needs of his existence. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: To get rid of an enemy one must To get rid of an enemy one must love him. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: I killed the wife when I first tasted I killed the wife when I first tasted sensual joys without love, and then it was that I killed my wife. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Whatever our fate is or may be, we Whatever our fate is or may be, we have made it and do not complain of it."

- Vronksy {Anna Karenina} — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: He thought of nothing, desired nothing, except not He thought of nothing, desired nothing, except not to lag behind and to do the best job he could. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Whatever we may say about the soul going Whatever we may say about the soul going to the sky ... we know there is no sky but only an atmosphere. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Without knowing what I am and why I Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible. — Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy Quotes By Leo Tolstoy: Happiness consists in always aspiring perfection, the pause Happiness consists in always aspiring perfection, the pause in any level in perfection is the pause of happiness — Leo Tolstoy