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.

Love

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

LifeLove

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

ConflictFreedom

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

Self

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

Truth

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

Beauty

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