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Summary

Leo Tolstoy (born as Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana, Russian Empire, died in Astapovo, Russian Empire) was a famous Novelist from Russia, who lived between September 9, 1828 and November 20, 1910.

Biography

As an author, Tolstoy widely recognized as one of the greatest novelists, in particular, he is known for his masterpieces War and Peace (1865-1869) and Anna Karenina (1875-77). In their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of Russian life in the 19th century, the two novels regarded as the foremost of realistic fiction. As a moral philosopher Tolstoy was known for his ideas on nonviolent resistance, which affected the figures of the 20th century, such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Leo, under the main topics: Change, Food, Music, Patriotism.

Related authors: Mahatma Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy

Famous quotes by Leo Tolstoy (36)


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"War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves"
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"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"
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"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"
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"True life is lived when tiny changes occur"
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"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time"
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"If you want to be happy, be"
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"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"
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"If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love"
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"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"
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"Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them"
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"He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style"
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"Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us"
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"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"
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"Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six"
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"Boredom: the desire for desires"
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"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced"
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"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"
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"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love"
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"All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do"
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"All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way"
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"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness"
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"In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you"
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"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"
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"Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity"
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"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"
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"Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken"
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"Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal"
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"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself"
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"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"
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"Music is the shorthand of emotion"
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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"


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