quote by Leo Tolstoy

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

— Leo Tolstoy

Unusual Incompatibility quotations

Elegance and comfort are not incompatible, and whoever maintains the contrary simply doesn't know what he's talking about

There is a total incompatibility between the joy of reading, a vagabond experience, and the experience of reading in order to answer questions, and explain what you understood.

We mustn't fear to adopt the advanced management methods applied in capitalist countries. The very essence of socialism is the liberation and development of the productive systems. Socialism and market economy are not incompatible. We should be concerned about right-wing deviations, but most of all, we must be concerned about left-wing deviations.

One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business, advertising and news. Each of the three is a rather bizarre and demanding profession. And when you get all three under one roof, the dust never settles.

Let children learn about different faiths, let them notice their incompatibility, and let them draw their own conclusions about the consequences of that incompatibility. As for whether they are ‘valid,’ let them make up their own minds when they are old enough to do so.

Love and hurry are fundamentally incompatible.

Love always takes time, and time is the one thing hurried people don't have.

Islam is not a race...Islam is simply a set of beliefs, and it is not 'Islamophobic' to say Islam is incompatible with liberal democracy.

Mohammed praises [instances of] tretchery, inhumanity, cruelty, revenge, and bigotry that are utterly incompatible with civilized society.

God is Truth. There is no incompatibility between science and religion. Both are seeking the same truth. Science shows that God exists.

Egalitarianism, in every form and shape, is incompatible with the idea of private property.

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.

Among the most inestimable of our blessings is that .

.. of liberty to worship our Creator in the way we think most agreeable to His will; a liberty deemed in other countries incompatible with good government and yet proved by our experience to be its best support.

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.

Sin and the child of God are incompatible.

They may occasionally meet; they cannot live together in harmony

The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if, and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.

The aim of science is to make difficult things understandable in a simpler way;

the aim of poetry is to state simple things in an incomprehensible way. The two are incompatible.

If you can’t laugh together in bed, the chances are you are incompatible, anyway. I’d rather hear a girl laugh well than try to turn me on with long, silent, soulful, secret looks. If you can laugh with a woman, everything else falls into place.

Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.

A silent majority and government by the people is incompatible.

Democracy and dependence on the military and police are incompatible.

Liberty and equality, spontaneity and security, happiness and knowledge, mercy and justice - all these are ultimate human values, sought for themselves alone; yet when they are incompatible, they cannot all be attained, choices must be made, sometimes tragic losses accepted in the pursuit of some preferred ultimate end.

Modern war and modern civilisation are utterly incompatible...one or the other must go.

There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.

It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.

One aspect of a successful relationship is not just how compatible you are, but how you deal with your incompatibility.

Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.

Except for poverty, incompatibility, opposition of parents, absence of love on one side and of desire to marry on both, nothing stands in the way of our happy union.

Architecture and war are not incompatible.

Architecture is war. War is architecture. I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms.

Bells theorem dealt a shattering blow to Einsteins position by showing that the conception of reality as consisting of separate parts, joined by local connections, is incompatible with quantum theory... Bells theorem demonstrates that the universe is fundamentally interconnected, interdependent, and inseparable.

Christians should be troublemakers, creators of uncertainty, agents of a dimension incompatible with society.

We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.

There is no such thing as emotional incompatibility.

There are only misunderstandings and mistakes which can easily be set right if we have the will to do so.

A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period.

When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.

I have known many happy marriages, but never a compatible one.

The whole aim of marriage is to fight through and survive the instant when incompatibility becomes unquestionable. For a man and a woman, as such, are incompatible.

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