Encouraging Quotes by Leo Tolstoy

Encouraging Quotes by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

  • “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

  • “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”

  • “He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”

  • “If you want to be happy, be.”

  • “Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

  • “Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?”

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

  • “Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.”

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

  • “Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed. ”

  • “Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking…”

  • “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.”

  • “Be bad, but at least don’t be a liar, a deceiver!”

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

  • “Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand.”

  • “Anything is better than lies and deceit!”

  • “Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.”

  • “All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

  • “I’ve always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.”

  • “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. And to act so is immoral.”

  • “If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”

  • “Boredom: the desire for desires.”

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Leo Tolstoy usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.
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