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Leo Tolstoy (1828 ~ 1910 )

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

Boredom: the desire for desires.

If you want to be happy, be.

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

We lost because we told ourselves we lost.

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.

Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.

Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.

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.

All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

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All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

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

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

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.

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

There is only one time that is important - NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time hat we have any power.

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

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Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.

There are no conditions to which a person cannot grow accustomed, especially if he sees that everyone around him lives in the same way.

Beware of anything that is not approved by your conscience.

The surest sign of the truth is simplicity and clarity. Lie is always complicated, pretentious and wordy.

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

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.

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.
The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
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.
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
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.

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