A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

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

Happiness is that you have three things: something you do, something you love, and something you aspire to.

There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.

We are asleep until we fall in love.

 image quote by Ayn Rand

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.

Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution.

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

The question isn't 'who is going to let me'; it's 'who is going to stop me'.

 image quote by Leo Tolstoy

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

We kill everybody, my dear. Some with bullets, some with words, and everybody with our deeds. We drive people into their graves, and neither see it nor feel it.

Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.

If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.

Every man builds his world in his own image.

He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.

To say I love you one must know first how to say the I.

 image quote by Leo Tolstoy

Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.

The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.

Boredom: the desire for desires.

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!

To love someone means to see him as God intended him.

Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

 image quote by Ayn Rand

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.

Any idiot can face a crisis, it's the day to day living that wears you out.

Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.

Don't draw your bow until your arrow is fixed.

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence;

they go stark, raving mad.

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

 image quote by Tchaikovsky

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.

To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness.

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.

I am always with myself and it is I who am my tormentor.

There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent.

The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.

 image quote by Anton Chekhov

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?

As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields.

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.

Death solves all problems - no man, no problem.

Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.

Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.

 image quote by Leo Tolstoy

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

The smallest minority on earth is the individual.

Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.

The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.

If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf.

Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.

 image quote by Leo Tolstoy

We are asleep until we fall in love

I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.

Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.