• Leo Tolstoy Quotes - List Of The Best Tolstoy Quotes

Leo Tolstoy Quotes - List Of The Best Tolstoy Quotes

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Leo Tolstoy Quotes: Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.

Below are list of the best Tolstoy quotes

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Leo Tolstoy Quotes 

1. "Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy."

- Leo Tolstoy , War and Peace


2. "Happy families are all alike every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

- Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 


3. "Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."

- Leo Tolstoy , What is Art?


4. "Great works of art are only great because they are accessible and comprehensible to everyone."

- Leo Tolstoy, What is Art?


5. "If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."

- Leo Tolstoy, The First Step


6. "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.

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.

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.

If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.

And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves, But by the love for them that is in other people.

Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?

All the girls in the world were divided into two classes: one class included all the girls in the world except her, and they had all the usual human feelings and were very ordinary girls; while the other class -herself alone- had no weaknesses and was superior to all humanity."

- Leo Tolstoy,  Anna Karenina


7. "And all people live, not by reason of any care they have for themselves, but by the love for them that is in other people."

- Leo Tolstoy, Tales from Tolstoy


8. "One ought only to write when one leaves a piece of one's own flesh in the inkpot, each time one dips one's pen."

- Leo Tolstoy


9. "Man by violating his own feelings becomes cruel. And how deeply seated in the human heart is the injunction not to take life."

- Leo Tolstoy


10. "I now understand that my welfare is only possible if I acknowledge my unity with all the people of the world without exception."

- Leo Tolstoy


11. "I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back."

- Leo Tolstoy, What Then Must We Do?


12. "I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders."

- Leo Tolstoy


13. "It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."

- Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata


14. "In historical events great men-so-called-are but labels serving to give a name to the event, and like labels they have the least possible connection with the event itself. Every action of theirs, that seems to them an act of their own free will, is in an historical sense not free at all, but in bondage to the whole course of previous history, and predestined from all eternity."

- Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace


15. "For a long time I was timid in the presence in learning, and I fancied that the insufficiency of the answers which I received was not its fault, but was owing to my own gross ignorance, but this thing was not a joke or a pastime with me, but the business of my life, and I was at last forced, willy-nilly, to the conclusion that these questions of mine were the only legitimate questions underlying all knowledge, and that it was not I that was in fault in putting them, but science in pretending to have an answer for them."

- Leo Tolstoy,  A Confession


16. "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."

- Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace


17. "Music is the shorthand of emotion."

- Leo Tolstoy


18. "Boredom: the desire for desires."

- Leo Tolstoy


19. "Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal."

- Leo Tolstoy


20. "By patriotism is meant, not only spontaneous, instinctive love for one's own nation, and preference for it above all other nations, but also the belief that such love and preference are good and useful."


- Leo Tolstoy, Letter to a Polish journalist, Sept. 1895


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