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22 Inspirational Leo Tolstoy Quotes

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Leo Tolstoy is a Russian author and is considered one of the greatest of all time. He is known for his realist fiction novels ‘War and Peach’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ written in the mid to late 19th century.

In addition, he wrote a plays, and a number of philosophical essays as well as some semi-autobiographies.

Here are some of Leo Tolstoy’s Quotes:

22 Inspirational Leo Tolstoy Quotes:

1. “There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.” – Leo Tolstoy

2. “We lost because we told ourselves we lost.” – Leo Tolstoy

3. “And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves, But by the love for them that is in other people.” – Leo Tolstoy

4. “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.” – Leo Tolstoy

5. “Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.” – Leo Tolstoy

6. “Boredom: the desire for desires.” – Leo Tolstoy

7. “If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.” – Leo Tolstoy

8. “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

9. “If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

10. “All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy

11. “Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.” – Leo Tolstoy

 

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12. “The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.” – Leo Tolstoy

13. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

14. “All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo Tolstoy

15th Leo Tolstoy Quote – “Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.” – Leo Tolstoy

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

17. “Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.” – Leo Tolstoy

18. “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” – Leo Tolstoy

19. “A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.” – Leo Tolstoy

20. “The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.” – Leo Tolstoy

21. “Some mathematician said: ‘Pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.'” – Leo Tolstoy

22. “The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.” – Leo Tolstoy

What’s your favorite Leo Tolstoy Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below.

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  1. Cristy D.A.

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:20 am

    “The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.” It’s my favorite. I also can’t say that I enjoyed ‘War and Peace’, but I am going to read this book again and we’ll see.

  2. ujay

    May 7, 2016 at 11:11 am

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

    We lost because we told ourselves we lost.

  3. Toño

    Feb 18, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Cannot say I enjoyed ‘War and Peace’ that much, most likely because I was too young for that kind of read those times, but Leo Tolstoy is such a huge figure and great person in the world literature. I know he was a vegan as well, which is, considered those times, awesome.

    Favourite quotes: ‘Boredom: the desire for desires’ – love this one, exactly me on my boredom days..
    ‘One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken’ – how true this is, nowadays is even more actual.

    Great man! Thank you for article, Jesse, appreciate your work & research.

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Michelle Obama, wife of former United States President, Barack Obama, an American lawyer and writer, a former First Lady of the United States of America, a mom, an author and a style icon. In the eight amazing years that she served as the First Lady of the United States of America, she managed to become an inspiration for women all across the globe.

She has always spoken and worked towards equal rights for women, education for girls and healthy living. She is the proper definition of the modern-day revolutionary woman. Over the last couple of years, she has been encouraging people everywhere with her incredible words of wisdom and motivation. Every single person – young or old, is sure to take inspiration and motivation from her words.

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2. “Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”

3. “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.”

4. “The only limit to the height of your achievement is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”

5. “Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters – on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.”

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8. “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.”

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10. “You don’t have to say anything to the haters. You don’t have to acknowledge them at all. You just wake up every morning and be the best you can be. And that tends to shut them up.”

11. “Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.”

12.Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.”

13. “When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”

14. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.”

15. “Choose people who lift you up.”

16. “The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.”

17. “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”

18. “Just do what works for you because there will always be someone who thinks differently.”

19. “Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her.”

20. “Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar.”

21. “Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. Trust your instincts, good relationships feel good, they feel right, they don’t hurt.”

22. “The one way to get me to work my hardest was to doubt me.”

23. “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.”

24. “I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”

25. “Changing the big picture takes time… and the best thing to do is focus on the things that we can make in our lives. If we’re doing all that – that becomes the collage of real change.”

26. “People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”

27. “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.”

28. “You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”

29. “I am an example of what is possible when girls from the beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

30. “If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.”

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