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26 Famous Quotes by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.

Abstinence Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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

Gold Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.

Justice Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty

Cruelty Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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

Unity Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Boredom: the desire for desires

Boredom Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Conceit is incompatible with understanding

Conceit Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars

Doctrine Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Music is the shorthand of emotion.

Emotion Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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

Goodness Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.

Government Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.

Historians Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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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

Joy Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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You can't imagine what a pleasure this complete laziness is to me: not a thought in my brain- you might send a ball rolling through it!

Laziness Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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We lost because we told ourselves we lost

Losing Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.

Machines Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes

Mathematics Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Patience Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars

Punishment Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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True science investigates and brings to human perception such truths and such knowledge as the people of a given time and society consider most important. Art transmits these truths from the region of perception.

Science Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Before we can study the central issues of life today, we must destroy the prejudices and fallacies born of previous centuries

Study Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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The religious superstition is encouraged by means of the institution of churches, processions, monuments, festivities....The so-called clergy stupefy the masses....They befog the people and keep them in an eternal condition of stupefaction

Superstition Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.

Vengeance Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars

Violence Quotes, by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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