50 Leo Tolstoy Quotes That Will Inspire You

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50 Best Leo Tolstoy Quotes

1. “All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy

2. “He was afraid of defiling the love which filled his soul.” – Leo Tolstoy

3. “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” – Leo Tolstoy

4. “Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?” – Leo Tolstoy

5. “If you love me as you say you do, make it so that I am at peace.” – Leo Tolstoy

6. “I have learnt that all men live not by care for themselves, but by love.” – Leo Tolstoy

7.  “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” – Leo Tolstoy

8. “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.” – Leo Tolstoy

9. “Have a goal in life. A goal for a certain time, for a year, for a month, for a week, for a day or for an hour and for a minute, sacrificing lower goals to highest.” – Leo Tolstoy

10. “The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.” – Leo Tolstoy

11. “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.” – Leo Tolstoy

12. “To love life is to love God. Harder and more blessed than all else is to love this life in one’s sufferings, in undeserved sufferings.” – Leo Tolstoy

13. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

14. “Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.” – Leo Tolstoy

15. “Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” – Leo Tolstoy

16. “If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” – Leo Tolstoy

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

18. “I often think that men don’t understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.” – Leo Tolstoy

19. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

20. “Boredom: the desire for desires.” – Leo Tolstoy

21. “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” – Leo Tolstoy

22. “If you’re not enjoying your work, you should either change your attitude or change your job.” – Leo Tolstoy

23. “Anything is better than lies and deceit!” – Leo Tolstoy

24. “Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.” – Leo Tolstoy

25. “I wanted feeling to guide us in life, and not life to be the guide to feeling.” – Leo Tolstoy

26. “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo Tolstoy

27. “I felt a wish never to leave that room – a wish that dawn might never come, that my present frame of mind might never change.” – Leo Tolstoy

28. “I longed for activity instead of an even flow of existence.” – Leo Tolstoy

29. “Society in itself is no great harm, but unsatisfied social aspirations are a bad and ugly business. We must certainly accept, and we will.” – Leo Tolstoy

30. “A truly wise man is always joyful.” – Leo Tolstoy

31. “The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.” – Leo Tolstoy

32. “It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.” – Leo Tolstoy

33. “Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.” – Leo Tolstoy

34. “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” – Leo Tolstoy

35. “Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed.” – Leo Tolstoy

36. “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy

37. “We lost because we told ourselves we lost.” – Leo Tolstoy

38. “If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

39. “All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” – Leo Tolstoy

40. “There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.” – Leo Tolstoy

41. “There are no conditions to which a person cannot grow accustomed, especially if he sees that everyone around him lives in the same way.” – Leo Tolstoy

42. “Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death.” – Leo Tolstoy

43. “If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.” – Leo Tolstoy

44. “He soon felt that the fulfillment of his desires gave him only one grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected.” – Leo Tolstoy

45. “If there was no suffering, man would not know his limits, would not know himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

46. “Because of the self-confidence with which he had spoken, no one could tell whether what he said was very clever or very stupid.” – Leo Tolstoy

47. “Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand.” – Leo Tolstoy

48. “When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.” – Leo Tolstoy

49. “But the law of loving others could not be discovered by reason, because it is unreasonable.” – Leo Tolstoy

50. “It’s hard to love a woman and do anything.” – Leo Tolstoy

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