10 Inspirational Quotes by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Updated: Jul 28

Birth: September 9, 1828, Yasnaya Polyana, Russia

Death: November 20, 1910, Yasnaya Polyana, Russia


10 Inspirational Quotes by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Russian writer Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828 in Yasnaya-Polyana, as a child of a wealthy family.

In the 1860s, he wrote War and Peace, which is his first great novel. After this novel, his success continued forever with the following novels we all know: The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Anna Karenina, The Kreutzer Sonata, Resurrection...

I would like to share with you today; "What Men Live By" by Leo Tolstoy.



“It is amazing how complete ism the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
"War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves."
"War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves."
"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."

"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."

"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."
"Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six."
"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love."
"To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it."
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