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It is amazing how complete is the delusion
by Leo Tolstoy

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Related topics: Values

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy PHOTO

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

 

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

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To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

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.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments,
the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people,
to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
- Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
- Leo Tolstoy

All violence consists in some people forcing others,
under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
- Leo Tolstoy

War on the other hand is such a terrible thing,
that no man, especially a Christian man,
has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
- Leo Tolstoy

The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain
definite and narrow limits;
it thereby justifies,
in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
- Leo Tolstoy

Love is life.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.
Everything is united by it alone.
Love is God, and to die means that I,
a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
- Leo Tolstoy

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious
instrument in the attainment of the historic,
universal, aims of humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
- Leo Tolstoy

We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state,
but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
- Leo Tolstoy

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
- Leo Tolstoy

Boredom: the desire for desires.
- Leo Tolstoy

If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts,
so many kinds of love.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work,
look around you.
- Leo Tolstoy

Even in the valley of the shadow of death,
two and two do not make six.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
- Leo Tolstoy

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

All happy families resemble one another,
each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
- Leo Tolstoy

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
- Leo Tolstoy

Without knowing what I am and why I am here,
life is impossible.
- Leo Tolstoy

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
- Leo Tolstoy

The chief difference between words and deeds is that
words are always intended for men for their approbation,
but deeds can be done only for God.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must
try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of
feeling the artist has experienced.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity,
goodness and truth.
- Leo Tolstoy

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring
in the field that interest you.
- Leigh Steinberg

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a very pessimistic view of life.
You should know this about me if we're gonna go out.
You know, I - I feel that life is -
is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
Those are the two categories, you know.
The - the horrible would be like, um,
I don't know, terminal cases, you know,
and blind people, crippled. I don't know how they get through life.
It's amazing to me. You know, and the miserable is everyone else.
That's - that's - so - so - when you go through life -
you should be thankful that you're miserable
because you're very lucky to be miserable.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Seeing my glass of life as mostly full
triggers an amazing cycle of transformation
Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude -
which brings on that warm comfortable
feeling of joy and satisfaction with life.
Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance.
Being truly grateful for the abundance that
is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance
to flow in my direction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had an amazing experience working with great people.
I had a great family, a typical family with drama in certain areas,
and that's pretty much everywhere in everyone's life.
- Tina Yothers

I hope I'm not a tourist attraction -
I'm sure that they come here really because St.
Andrews is just amazing, a beautiful place.
- Prince William

I was impressed by Hendrix.
His attitude was brilliant.
Even the way he walked was amazing.
- Ritchie Blackmore

People always think that if you eat anything as a model,
it's amazing.
I used to tease them and say, you know I'm going to throw up afterwards.
- Christy Turlington

Google is in an amazing position to be the target of
tons of lawsuits that will set precedent for many important
things for us on the Internet.
- Joichi Ito

It's amazing to me that they're cutting physical education
programs in the school systems.
- Shannon Miller

Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole
world on celluloid is amazing.
It's like taking your dreams straight from your head
and projecting them onto a screen.
- Amber Benson

With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt...
because love is an amazing feeling.
- Britney Spears

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not
care who gets the credit.
- Harry S. Truman

I thought it was amazing to work with authors,
to get a manuscript and try to make up a cover for it.
- Dick Bruna

May your trails be crooked, winding,
lonesome,
dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
- Edward Abbey

It's an amazing luxury to say I'm 31 years old and
I'm gonna take a year off.
That's pretty amazing.
- Sarah McLachlan

At the New York Athletic Club they serve amazing food.
People go there, get healthy, and then eat themselves to death -
which is,
I suppose, the right way to do it.
- Oliver Reed

It's amazing.
I can't believe how brilliant the whole thing is -
my daughter,
Georgia, is just wonderful.
- Edward Hall

When I left the show, the fans were so amazing in terms
of the outpouring of support and continued support
all that time whatever ways they could be in touch with me.
- Alice Barrett

It's the most amazing feeling to hold your child in your arms.
- Chris O'Donnell

I like pens.
My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase.
- Todd Barry

I have those songs as well.
It depends on what I'm going through in my life but I'm a huge fan of Bjork.
Sometimes I get so emotional because she's so amazing.
- Ashlee Simpson

Two packed houses.
I guess the theater sat 2,700 people every night so
it was an amazing experience.
- Blair Underwood

Hawaii was beautiful of course, we played at Turtle
Bay an amazing resort right on the ocean.
- Natalie Gulbis


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