Leo Tolstoy Quotes


45 Leo Tolstoy quotes:



"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
"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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"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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"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
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"If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love."
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"In saying that without the power of the state, evil men would rule over the good. It is taken for granted that the good are precisely those who at the present time have power, and the bad the same who are no subjugated."
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"Man discovers truth by reason only, not by faith."
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"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way"
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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, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies."
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"Conceit is incompatible with understanding"
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"Conceit is incompatible with understanding."
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"It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty"
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"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness."
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"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness! A beautiful woman utters absurdities: we listen, and we hear not the absurdities but wise thoughts"
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"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
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"The anarchists are right in everything; in the negation of the existing order, and in the assertion that, without authority, there could not be worse violence than that of authority under existing conditions. They are mistaken only in thinking that a"
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"Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness"
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"History would be an excellent thing if only it were true."
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"Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised."
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"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity."
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