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  • #1
    Leo Tolstoy
    “If you want to be happy, be.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #2
    Leo Tolstoy
    “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

  • #3
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #4
    Leo Tolstoy
    “In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #5
    Haruki Murakami
    “It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”
    Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

  • #6
    Leo Tolstoy
    “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #7
    Leo Tolstoy
    “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

  • #8
    Leo Tolstoy
    “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
    Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

  • #9
    Leo Tolstoy
    “When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #10
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.”
    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

  • #11
    Leo Tolstoy
    “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #12
    Leo Tolstoy
    “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

  • #13
    Leo Tolstoy
    “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.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #14
    Leo Tolstoy
    “If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
    tags: war

  • #15
    Leo Tolstoy
    “We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

  • #16
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #17
    Leo Tolstoy
    “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

  • #18
    Leo Tolstoy
    “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

  • #19
    Leo Tolstoy
    “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #20
    Leo Tolstoy
    “If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #21
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #22
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Boredom: the desire for desires.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #23
    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

  • #24
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #25
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Pierre was right when he said that one must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I'm alive, I must live and be happy.”
    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

  • #26
    William Shakespeare
    “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #27
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #28
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #29
    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
    Maurice Switzer

  • #30
    Aristotle
    “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
    Aristotle



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