Leo Tolstoy

1828 - 1910

A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on age

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Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: Promises to Keep: Thoughts in Old Age

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on conditions, tolerance, acceptance, and life

There are no conditions to which a man cannot become accustomed.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy

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

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: What Then Must We Do?

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on change

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

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on government, violence, and state

In former times the chief method of justifying the use of violence and thereby infringing the law of love was by claiming a divine right for the rulers: the Tsars, Sultans, Rajahs, Shahs and other heads of states.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: A Letter to a Hindu

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on love, life, and divine

Christian love comes from the understanding that there is a unity of divine origins in oneself and in other people, and not only in people, but in all living things.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: A Calendar of Wisdom

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on taxes, enslavement, slavery, and government

Today, nobody sees, or wishes to see, that in our time the enslavement of the majority of men is based on money taxes, levied on land and otherwise, which are collected by government from the subjects.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy

He saw either death or the approach of it everywhere. But his undertaking now occupied him all the more. He had to live his life to the end, until death came. Darkness covered everything for him; but precisely because of this darkness he felt his undertaking was the only guiding thread in this darkness, and he seized it and held on to it with all his remaining strength.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: Anna Karenina (Oprah's Book Club), Pages: 352

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on money, slavery, monetary system, and fiat money

Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal - that there is no human relation between master and slave.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy

I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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