10 Quotes by Leo Tolstoy

If everyone fought their own convictions there would be no war.” – War & Peace
When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you would like them to be.”
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
If you look for perfection, you will never be content.” – Anna Karenina
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” – The Kreutzer Sonata
Happiness does not depend on outwards things, but on the way we see them.”
We can know only that we know nothing, and that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” – War & peace
There is no great ness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Anna Karenina



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