Leo Tolstoy Quotes

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909. That he never won is a major controversy. Here are some of the best Leo Tolstoy quotes to motivate you.

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

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”

Leo Tolstoy Quotes

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

“Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?”

“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”

“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.”

Leo Tolstoy Quotes

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”

“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.”

“All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.”

Leo Tolstoy Quotes

“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.”

“If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.”

“We are asleep until we fall in Love!”

“Seize the moments of happiness, love, and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.”

“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.”

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