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Leo Tolstoy Quotes - 30 Inspirational Sayings By Russian Writer

Looking for inspirational Leo Tolstoy quotes? Then you've come to the right place! Lev Nikolaevich Count Tolstoy, as his real name was, is still one of the most important intellectuals in the history of literature. With his views and values, he is a role model for all generations.

Here I would like to give you now the most important sayings and wisdoms of the Russian writer.

My please: Keep in mind that many of Tolstoy's quotes have been translated. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them and feel free to leave a corrective comment. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

30 Leo Tolstoy Quotes And Wisdoms

Personally, I find his sayings so inspiring primarily because many of them relate to issues that are important for natural change and sustainable life are of great importance. In the following, I list for you the most important wisdoms of Tolstoy. Let's go!

Leo Tolstoy Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
  2. "People would rather go down before changing their habits."
  3. "If you look for perfection, you'll never be content."
  4. "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."
  5. "Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it."
  6. "In the heart of a man rests the beginning and end of all things."
  7. "There is only one time that is important – NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time hat we have any power."
  8. "Some people go through the forest seeing nothing else but firewood."
  9. "Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person."
  10. "To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business."

Tip: If you want to know, why we humans find change so difficultthen feel free to read the linked article.

Leo Tolstoy Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "One may chop wood, make bricks, forge iron without love, but one can no more deal with people without love than one can handle bees without care."
  2. "Read less, study less, but think more."
  3. "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
  4. "When you are free you don't have such a painful desire to read as you have in prison."
  5. "The more he did nothing, the less time he had to do anything."
  6. "Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills."
  7. "Man can settle better in a small cottage than in a huge castle."
  8. "If you want to learn to tell the truth to others, you have to learn to tell it yourself."
  9. "Eating meat is a leftover of the greatest brutality; the transition to vegetarianism is the first and most natural consequence of enlightenment."
  10. "Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live."

Leo Tolstoy Quotes 21 - 30

In the heart of a man quote love
  1. "All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow."
  2. "Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly."
  3. "Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women."
  4. "It's always the simplest ideas that have extraordinary success."
  5. "Rejoice! Be joyful! The purpose of life is joy. You should feel joyful for the sky, sun, grass, trees, animals and the people you meet."
  6. "Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait . . . there is nothing stronger than these two: patience and time, they will do it all."
  7. "To love is blessing, to be loved is happiness."
  8. "There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth."
  9. "As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battleflields."
  10. "If you want to be happy, be."

Can you think of any other sayings by Leo Tolstoy that you're missing from this collection here? Then feel free to write me your suggestions in the comments.

Be inspired by Leo Tolstoy and his wisdom

Tolstoy's quotes say more about the Russian writer's values than a thousand words. I hope that I could inspire you with this small collection.

Here I give you now some more further articles that fit the values of Leo Tolstoy and that can also promote your personal development:

Do you have any questions or would you like to add more Leo Tolstoy quotes? Then just write me a comment.

Stay Inspired,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: Just take a look at the Quotes blog around. There you will also find, for example, the best Sayings about changes.

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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