Leo Tolstoy Quotes


In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.
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, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.
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.
Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
To get rid of an enemy one must love him.
The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served by others as little as possible, and to serve others as much as possible.

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