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Leo Tolstoy Quotes and Sayings
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If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Related topics: Inspirational Happiness

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

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The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

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.
- Leo Tolstoy

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy


 

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

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts,
so many kinds of love.
- Leo Tolstoy

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must
try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
- Leo Tolstoy

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering
questions that no one has asked them.
- Leo Tolstoy

Our body is a machine for living.
It is organized for that, it is its nature.
Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.
- Leo Tolstoy

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility
to live otherwise than according to the demands of
our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
- Leo Tolstoy

And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves,
But by the love for them that is in other people.
- Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
- Leo Tolstoy

The chief difference between words and deeds is that
words are always intended for men for their approbation,
but deeds can be done only for God.
- Leo Tolstoy

Boredom: the desire for desires.
- Leo Tolstoy

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
- Leo Tolstoy

We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state,
but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
- Leo Tolstoy

The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain
definite and narrow limits;
it thereby justifies,
in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
- Leo Tolstoy

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
- Leo Tolstoy

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work,
look around you.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

All violence consists in some people forcing others,
under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
- Leo Tolstoy

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious
instrument in the attainment of the historic,
universal, aims of humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of
which man does not destroy himself,
but continues to live on.
It is the force whereby we live.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

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

He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
- Leo Tolstoy

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

Even in the valley of the shadow of death,
two and two do not make six.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
- Leo Tolstoy

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences,
one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves,
because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state,
and all men of our time are in such a state.
- Leo Tolstoy

In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments,
the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people,
to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
- Leo Tolstoy

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.
- Leo Tolstoy

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.
- Leo Tolstoy

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis


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