When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.

— Leo Tolstoy

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


Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.


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

Leo Tolstoy quote Wrong does not cease to be wrong because

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


Everybody wants to change the world, but nobody thinks about changing himself.


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.


I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction.

I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure human sympathy is more valuable than ideology.

Leo Tolstoy quote The two most powerful warriors are patie

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.


We are asleep until we fall in love.


Once we're thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it's only here that the new and the good begins.


Men pray to the Almighty to relieve poverty.

But poverty comes not from God's laws-it is blasphemy of the worst kind to say that. Poverty comes from man's injustice to his fellow man.

Leo Tolstoy quote All, everything that I understand, I und

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


Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know.


What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.


If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life.

Leo Tolstoy quote We are asleep until we fall in love

We are asleep until we fall in love


About Leo Tolstoy

Quotes 788 sayings
Nationality Russian
Profession Novelist
Birthday September 9, 1828

If you want to be happy, be.


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


The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Leo Tolstoy quote All happy families resemble one another,

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


Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind.

...Fo r Love not only annihilates our fear of meaninglessness but empowers us to seek the happiness of others. And this indeed is our greatest happiness.


The Brahmins say that in their books there are many predictions of times in which it will rain. But press those books as strongly as you can, you can not get out of them a drop of water. So you can not get out of all the books that contain the best precepts the smallest good deed.


Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Leo Tolstoy quote Happiness does not depend on outward thi

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


The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow- witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.


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


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


Boredom: the desire for desires.


Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.


Dear Lord, what a madhouse the world is!


The key to success in life is using the good thoughts of wise people.


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


There is something in the human spirit that will survive and prevail, there is a tiny and brilliant light burning in the heart of man that will not go out no matter how dark the world becomes.


Death is more certain than the morrow, than night following day, than winter following summer. Why is it then that we prepare for the night and for the winter time, but do not prepare for death. We must prepare for death. But there is only one way to prepare for death - and that is to live well.


What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.


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


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.


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


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


...so remember: great achievements take time, there is no overnight success.


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.


True life is lived when tiny changes occur.


Very often, all the activity of the human mind is directed not in revealing the truth, but in hiding the truth


The most important time is Now


He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.


It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning.

No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable-he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated.


Patriotism in its simplest, clearest and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, conscience, and a slavish enthrallment to those in power.


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


Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.


If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because ...its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling - killing.


Everything depends on upbringing.


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.


The kinder and more intelligent a person is, the more kindness he can find in other people. Kindness enriches our life; with kindness mysterious things become clear, difficult things become easy and dull things become cheerful.


The Kingdom of God is Within You.


Happiness is in your ability to love others.