Quotes by Leo Tolstoy

"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
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"If you look for perfection, you'll never be content."
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"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
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"I think... if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts."
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"He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking."
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Leo Tolstoy
  • Leo Tolstoy

  • Date of birth: September 09, 1828
  • Died: November 20, 1910
  • Born: in Yasnaya Polyana, Tula, Russian Empire.

  • Description: Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой; commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world's greatest novelists. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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