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
Contributed by: Flynfinch
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.
Source: Tolstoy, Pages: 430
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.
Source: War and Peace
Contributed by: Carrie
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.
Contributed by: Zaady
The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served as little as possible . . . and to serve others as much as possible.
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.
Source: Sevastopol in May 1855
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders.
The more is given the less the people will work for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.
Source: Help for the Starving, 1892
For us, with the rule of right and wrong given us by Christ, there is nothing for which we have no standard. And there is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
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