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    I've always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: people 
     
    All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    He was afraid of defiling the love which filled his soul.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: soul  afraid 
     
    All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: beauty  charm 
     
    Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: men  violence  government 
     
    There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    The struggle with evil by means of violence is the same as an attempt to stop a cloud, in order that there may be no rain.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: evil  violence  struggle  rain 
     
    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
    tags: men 
     
    Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind....Fo r Love not only annihilates our fear of meaninglessness but empowers us to seek the happiness of others. And this indeed is our greatest happiness.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: fear  happiness  alone 
     
    It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: beauty 
     
    Men pray to the Almighty to relieve poverty. But poverty comes not from God's laws-it is blasphemy of the worst kind to say that. Poverty comes from man's injustice to his fellow man.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: men  poverty  god  pray 
     
    To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: human  sin  business 
     
    What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: marriage 
     
    When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: people 
     
    The more is given the less the people will work for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: people  work  poverty 
     
    My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: shares 
     
    Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    The most mentally deranged people are certainly those who see in others indications of insanity they do not notice in themselves.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: people  insanity 
     
    Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: alone  die  god 
     
    Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: world 
     
    Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: wrong  shares  majority 
     
    An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life-becoming a better person.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: people  arrogance 
     
    Once we're thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it's only here that the new and the good begins.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: lost  path 
     
    All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: men  journey  literature 
     
    Life could be limitless joy, if we would only take it for what it is, in the way it is given to us.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: joy 
     
    Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: heart 
     
    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...
    — Leo Tolstoy
    ...so remember: great achievements take time, there is no overnight success.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    Boredom: the desire for desires.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: desires 
     
    The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    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.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: wishes  sorry 
     
    Many people have ideas on how others should change; few people have ideas on how they should change.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: people  ideas 
     
    Rest, nature, books, music...such is my idea of happiness.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: happiness  nature  book  ideas 
     
    Which is worse? the wolf who cries before eating the lamb or the wolf who does not.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    People jump back and forth in pursuit of pleasures only because they see the emptiness of their lives more clearly than they do the emptiness of whichever new entertainment attracts them
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: people  live  pleasure 
     
    Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: time  patience  powerful 
     
    Muhammad has always been standing higher than the Christianity. He does not consider god as a human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammad is his Messenger. There is no any mystery and secret in it.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    Everyone wants to change the world, but nobody wants to change himself.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: world 
     
    All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: beauty  charm 
     
    Something magical has happened to me: like a dream when one feels frightened and creepy, and suddenly wakes up to the knowledge that no such terrors exist. I have wakened up.
    — Leo Tolstoy
    tags: dreams 
     
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    leo tolstoy
    Birth    : September 9, 1828
    Death  : November 20, 1910
    Occupation  : Writer