Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Count Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
Count Leo Tolstoy.
BornLev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
September 9, 1828
Yasnaya Polyana, Russia
DiedNovember 20, 1910
Astapovo, Russia
Author. Wrote "War and Peace," considered the best novel of all time.

The repository contains six quotes from Count Leo Tolstoy.


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


One can live magnificently in this world if one knows how to work and how to love.


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


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


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


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