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Leo Tolstoy


by Leo Tolstoy

Quotations are not only inspirational, and a source of wisdom, but can also be seen as a nice way to get a feeling about a certain thinker or visionary. How much does what they have to say touch you? How much does it correspond to what you seek? How does in inspire you? Here are the quotations by Leo Tolstoy.

Quotes by Leo Tolstoy

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

"The hero of my tale, whom I love with all the power of my soul,
whom I have tried to portray in all his beauty,
who has been, is, and will be beautiful,
is Truth."
Sevastopol in May 1855

"Free thinkers 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."

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity by contributing to the establishment of the kingdom of God, which can only be done by the recognition and profession of the truth by every man.
The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894)

"All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
Anna Karenina, Pt. I, ch. 1 (1875-1877)

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

"If you want to be happy, be."

"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."

"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."

"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity."

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

"Don't seek God in temples. He is close to you. He is within you. Only you should surrender to Him and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness."

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