Quotes by Russian Novelist Leo Tolstoy

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

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

We are asleep until we fall in love. Leo Tolstoy
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If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war. Leo Tolstoy
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Boredom: the desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy

Music is the shorthand of emotion. Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy
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I am always with myself and it is I who am my tormentor. Leo Tolstoy

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

As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields. Leo Tolstoy

True life is lived when tiny changes occur. Leo Tolstoy

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

A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction. Leo Tolstoy

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

We lost because we told ourselves we lost. Leo Tolstoy

He who has a mistaken idea of life, will always have a mistaken idea of death. Leo Tolstoy

All happy families are alike, but an unhappy family is unhappy after its own fashion. Leo Tolstoy

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

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

But the peasants -- how do the peasants die? Leo Tolstoy

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