Quotes of Leo Tolstoy

“ The further you progress, the higher the ideal of perfection toward which you strive rises. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ The further you progress, the higher the ideal of perfection toward which you strive rises. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Life could be limitless joy, if we would only take it for what it is, in the way it is given to us. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

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

- Leo Tolstoy

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

- Leo Tolstoy

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

- Leo Tolstoy

“ The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Boredom: the desire for desires. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

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

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ 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. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

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

- Leo Tolstoy

“ He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Boredom: the desire for desires. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ If you want to be happy, be. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ 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. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

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

- Leo Tolstoy

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

- Leo Tolstoy

“ If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Because of the self-confidence with which he had spoken, no one could tell whether what he said was very clever or very stupid. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. ”

- Leo Tolstoy
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