Leo Tolstoy

1828 - 1910

A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy

The man whose only goal is his own happiness is bad; he whose goal is the good opinion of others is weak; he whose goal is the happiness of others is good; he whose goal is God, is great!...

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: Tolstoy, Pages: 92

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy

I know which is the road that leads home and if I weave like a drunken man as I go down it that does not mean the road is the wrong one.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: Tolstoy, Pages: 430

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

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on power and time

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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 (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on ethics

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The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served as little as possible . . . and to serve others as much as possible.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on beauty, heroism, love, power, soul, and truth

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.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: Sevastopol in May 1855

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on gold, growth, and truth

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

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on destruction, government, people, and unity

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

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on people, poverty, and work

The more is given the less the people will work for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: Help for the Starving, 1892

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on patience and time

The strongest of all warriors are these two - Time and Patience.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace

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