Leo Tolstoy Quotes

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

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

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

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Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.

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Everybody wants to change the world, but nobody thinks about changing himself.

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A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.

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If you want to be happy, be.

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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.

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

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Once we're thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it's only here that the new and the good begins.

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It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty.

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An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life—becoming a better person.

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What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.

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

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All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.

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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.

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Men pray to the Almighty to relieve poverty. But poverty comes not from God's laws-it is blasphemy of the worst kind to say that. Poverty comes from man's injustice to his fellow man.

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Dear Lord, what a madhouse the world is!

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If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life.

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The key to success in life is using the good thoughts of wise people.

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Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

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Muhammad has always been standing higher than the Christianity. He does not consider god as a human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammad is his Messenger. There is no any mystery and secret in it.

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The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.

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My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat.

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Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.

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

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Boredom: the desire for desires.

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The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.

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

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...so remember: great achievements take time, there is no overnight success.

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

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Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind....Fo r Love not only annihilates our fear of meaninglessness but empowers us to seek the happiness of others. And this indeed is our greatest happiness.

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Many people have ideas on how others should change; few people have ideas on how they should change.

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The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

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The most important time is Now

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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.

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The Brahmins say that in their books there are many predictions of times in which it will rain. But press those books as strongly as you can, you can not get out of them a drop of water. So you can not get out of all the books that contain the best precepts the smallest good deed.

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Everything depends on upbringing.

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Happiness is in your ability to love others.

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The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow- witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.

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The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.

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The Kingdom of God is Within You.

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

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The only significance of life consists in helping to establish the kingdom of God.

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It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

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

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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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Very often, all the activity of the human mind is directed not in revealing the truth, but in hiding the truth

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