Leo Tolstoy Quotes

Be inspired by these inspirational Leo Tolstoy quotes. This famous Russian Author lived from 1828 to 1910 but his words continue to inspire and motivate people world wide. We hope you enjoy these inspirational quotes.

If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy

It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable - he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated.
Leo Tolstoy

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.
Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
Leo Tolstoy

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

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
Leo Tolstoy

Boredom: the desire for desires.
Leo Tolstoy

We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
Leo Tolstoy

Life consists in penetrating the unknown, and fashioning our actions in accord with the new knowledge thus acquired.
Leo Tolstoy

There is only one time that is important - NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power.
Leo Tolstoy

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Leo Tolstoy

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Leo Tolstoy



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