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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Leo Tolstoy , Anna Karenina
“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata
“I think... if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“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.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
“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.”
Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies
“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.”
Leo Tolstoy
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“If you want to be happy, be.”
Tolstoy Leo
“Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
Leo Tolstoy
“Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed. ”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.”
Leo Tolstoy
“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.”
Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness
“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...”
Leo Tolstoy
“Be bad, but at least don't be a liar, a deceiver!”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
Leo Tolstoy
“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.”
Leo Tolstoy, A Confession
“Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand."

- Anna Karenina {Anna Karenina}”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“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.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“Anything is better than lies and deceit!”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
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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. And to act so is immoral.”
Leo Tolstoy
“I always loved you, and if one loves anyone, one loves the whole person, just as they are and not as one would like them to be. -Dolly”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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