Τρίτη, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

9 + 1 Quotes of Leo Tolstoy


Image: Count Semyon Semyonovich Abamelek-Lazarev - The author Leo Tolstoy with his family in Yasnaya Polyana
Image: Count Semyon Semyonovich Abamelek-Lazarev - The author Leo Tolstoy with his family in Yasnaya Polyana


1. I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders

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

3. By words one transmits thoughts to another, by means of art, one transmits feelings

4. All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

5. The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him

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

7. It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty

8. Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them

9. Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them

(+ 1) But the peasants -- how do the peasants die?

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