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Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy quotes (17)

Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Sorrow

All happy families are alike but an unhappy family is unhappy after its own fashion.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Alike

Man recognizes that he will not die only when he recognizes that he was never born but always has been is and will be.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Eternity

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Housework

Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Change

I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Unite

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Stupidity

The hero of my tale whom I love with all the power of my soul whom I have tried to portray in all its beauty who has been is and will be beautiful is Truth.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Unsorted

The strongest of all warriors are these two Time and Patience.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Patience

Life is a place of service and in that service one has to suffer a great deal that is hard to bear but more often to experience a great deal of joy. But that joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Life

If a man aspires towards a righteous life his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Animals

The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love and to catch in it all that comes.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Gains

The more is given the less the people will work for themselves and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Potential

A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Mathematics

Truth like gold is to be obtained not by its growth but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Truth

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Government

Money is a new form of slavery and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonalthat there is no human relationship between master and slave.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Money