Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910), was a Russian writer, novelist, fictionist, and philosopher.
1254. It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.
1255. They’ve got no idea what happiness is, they don't know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us--there is no life.
1256. You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.
1257. I often think that men don't understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.
1258. The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness...
1259. What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.
1260. If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.
1208. 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. And to act so is immoral.
1209. If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.
1210. Boredom: the desire for desires.
1211. Sometimes she did not know what she feared, what she desired: whether she feared or desired what had been or what would be, and precisely what she desired, she did not know.
1212. Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
1213. There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
1214. All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.
1104. In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
1105. Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.
1106. When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.
1107. Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed.
1108. Be bad, but at least don't be a liar, a deceiver!
1109. Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand.
1110. Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
1111. All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.
1019. It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
1020. 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.
1021. Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.
1022. 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.
1023. We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
1024. If you want to be happy, be.
1025. Spring is the time of plans and projects.
1026. Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?
911. In our world everybody thinks of changing humanity, but nobody thinks of changing himself.
912. Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.
913. All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
914. Great things are always simple and modest.
915. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
916. We always think that they love us because we are good, but we never suspect that good are those who love us.
917. Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
918. One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
919. The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.