Leo Tolstoy

1828 - 1910

A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on people and women

The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on impossibility, joy, purity, and sorrow

Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace

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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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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on facts, money, relationships, and slavery

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 relationship between master and slave.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on emotion and music

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on stupidity

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on experience, happiness, joy, life, people, service, and suffering

Life is a place of service, and in that service one has to suffer a great deal that is hard to bear, but more often to experience a great deal of joy. But that joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy

A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1989.

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on achievement, aim, art, conformity, correction, errors, history, hope, humanity, individuality, justice, laws, mathematics, mind, observation, problems, separation, solution, understanding, and yieldi

A modern branch of mathematics, having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small, can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion, which used to appear insoluble. This modern branch of mathematics, unknown to the ancients, when dealing with problems of motion, admits the conception of the infinitely small, and so conforms to the chief condition of motion (absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human mind cannot avoid when dealing with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion. In seeking the laws of historical movement just the same thing happens. The movement of humanity, arising as it does from innumerable human wills, is continuous. To understand the laws of this continuous movement is the aim of history. Only by taking an infinitesimally small unit for observation (the differential of history, that is, the individual tendencies of man) and attaining to the art of integrating them (that is, finding the sum of these infinitesimals) can we hope to arrive at the laws of history.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace.

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on humanity, life, and meaning

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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