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Everyone thinks of changing the world,
by Leo Tolstoy

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Self

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
- 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 sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boredom: the desire for desires.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side
which he never shows to anybody.
- Mark Twain

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do
- don Miguel Ruiz

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Everyone I Love Becomes My Family -
and I Love Everyone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else.
- Margaret Mead

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous


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