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17 Famous Quotes by Leo Tolstoy
9/9/1828 - 11/20/1910
Also Known As:  
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy     Tolstoy Leo     L.N. Tolstoy
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About Leo Tolstoy

It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable - he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated.

Change Quotes, by Leo 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.

Growth Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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Life consists in penetrating the unknown, and fashioning our actions in accord with the new knowledge thus acquired.

Mystery Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.

Inspirational Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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Governments need armies to protect them against their enslaved and oppressed subjects.

Politics / government Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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The Kingdom of God is within you.. and all beings.

God Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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Which is worse? the wolf who cries before eating the lamb or the wolf who does not.

Blood Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. -Leo Tolstoy.

Service Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.

Love Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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If we would only testify to the truth as we see it, it would turn out that there are hundreds, thousands, even millions of other people just as we are, who see the truth as we do...and are only waiting, again as we are, for someone to proclaim it. The Kingdom of God is within you.

Inspirational Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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

Questions Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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Error is the force that welds men together; truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.

Errors Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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History would be wonderful thing - if it were only true.

History Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.

Politics / government Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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

History Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Leo Tolstoy

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