Leo Tolstoy Top 10 Quotes


Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace.

Leo Tolstoy


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

Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina, 1877)


The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace, 1869)


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

Leo Tolstoy (Quoted in Tolstoy's Diaries, 1985)


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 (Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence, 1886)


If you want to be happy, be. 

Leo Tolstoy


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

Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace, 1869)


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

Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace, 1869)


Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed.

Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina, 1877)


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

Leo Tolstoy (Three Methods Of Reform, 1900)

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Leo Tolstoy Biography

Born: September 9, 1828
Died: November 20, 1910

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian novelist and writer. He is best known for his literary masterpieces "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina". He is often regarded as one of the greatest novelists ever.

Notable Works

The Cossacks (1863)
War and Peace (1869)
Anna Karenina (1877)
The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894)

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