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Type: Novelist
Nationality: Russian
Date of Birth: 09/09/1828




 

Leo Tolstoy Quotes

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It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
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He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
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The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
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Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
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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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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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In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
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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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What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
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We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
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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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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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Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
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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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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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All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
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Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
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