Quotes by Leo Tolstoy

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.
– Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Art is a human activity which has as its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.
– Leo Tolstoy

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
– Leo Tolstoy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.
– Leo Tolstoy

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

To educate the peasantry, three things are needed: schools, schools and schools.
– Leo Tolstoy

Anything is better than lies and deceit!
– Leo Tolstoy

Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?
– Leo Tolstoy

In the midst of winter, I find within me the invisible summer…
– Leo Tolstoy

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
– Leo Tolstoy

To tell the truth is very difficult, and young people are rarely capable of it.
– Leo Tolstoy

Spring is the time of plans and projects.
– Leo Tolstoy

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
– Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is in your ability to love others
– Leo Tolstoy

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

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