15 Leo Tolstoy Quotes

15 Leo Tolstoy Quotes

One of the greatest writers, Leo Tolstoy was the master of realistic fiction. The main forte of this great author was short stories and novels. One unique characteristic of his books was the portrayal of the characters that were believable. He inspired many young people with his style of writing. He also wrote the famous plays ‘The power of Darkness’ and ‘The Living Corpse’. Let us see some best quotes by Leo Tolstoy, read on.

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

2. “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.”

3. “Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.”

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

5. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

6. “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.”

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

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

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