Leo Tolstoy Quotes — The Best Quotes From Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy Quotes About Life
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To get rid of an enemy one must love him.
If you want to be happy, be.
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
Anything is better than lies and deceit!
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
Life is everything. Life is God. Everything changes and moves and that movement is God. And while there is life there is joy in consciousness of the divine. To love life is to love God.
We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Leo Tolstoy Quotes on Animals
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 Quotes on Politics and Government
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
In order to obtain and hold power, a man must love it.
Leo Tolstoy Quotes on Family and Home
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy Quotes on Art: Books / Writing / Music etc.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it.
A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul.
Art lifts man from his personal life into the universal life.
Leo Tolstoy Quotes on Fashion
He never chooses an opinion, he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
Leo Tolstoy Quotes on Beauty
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.