Leo Tolstoy Quotes.
And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves, But by the love for them that is in other people.
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking.
I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back.
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.
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.