Here are some great quotes from the masterpiece War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, accompanied by 7 paintings and one image!

“The strongest of all warriors are these two; Time and Patience.”

“We are asleep until we fall in Love!”

“Everything I know, I know because of love.”

“God is the same everywhere. “

” If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”

“Life is everything. Life is God. Everything shifts and moves, and this movement is God. And while there is life, there is delight in the self-awareness of the divinity. To love life is to love God. The hardest and most blissful thing is to love this life in one’s suffering, in the guiltlessness of suffering.”

“Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.”

“Yes, love, …but not the love that loves for something, to gain something, or because of something, but that love that I felt for the first time, when dying, I saw my enemy and yet loved him. I knew that feeling of love which is the essence of the soul, for which no object is needed. And I know that blissful feeling now too. To love one’s neighbours; to love one’s enemies. To love everything – to Love God in all His manifestations. Some one dear to one can be loved with human love; but an enemy can only be loved with divine love. And that was why I felt such joy when I felt that I loved that man. What happened to him? Is he alive? …Loving with human love, one may pass from love to hatred; but divine love cannot change. Nothing, not even death, can shatter it. It is the very nature of the soul. And how many people I have hated in my life. And of all people none I have loved and hated more than her…. If it were only possible for me to see her once more… once, looking into those eyes to say…

♡★♡ Source of the Quotes (affiliate) ♡★♡
►War and Peace

Paintings & Images
“Lake Maggiore in the Evening” by Ivan Aivazovsky (1858)
“Brig “Mercury” Victory over Two Turkish Ships” by Ivan Aivazovsky (1848)
“Nature Picture” From Pixabay
“A Bar at the Folies-Bergère” by Éduard Manet (1882)
“In the Conservatory” by Éduard Manet (1879)
“Battle of Navarino” by Ivan Aivazovsky (1846)
“Mother and Daughter” by Vladimir Makovsky (1886)
“Russian beauty” by Konstantin Makovsky

► All Quotes by Leo Tolstoy!

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