45 Motivational Leo Tolstoy Quotes On Love, Success, Life

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. This Leo Tolstoy quotes on patience, life, love will motivate you.

Best Leo Tolstoy Quotes

  1. Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  2. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  3. Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  4. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction. ~ Leo Tolstoy

  5. Seize the moments of happiness, love, and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. ~ Leo Tolstoy, Leo Tolstoy quotes on love
  6. Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  7. A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  8. If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  9. If you want to be happy, try only to please God, not people. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  10. Grow spiritually and help others to do so. It is the meaning of life. ~ Leo Tolstoy

  11. People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing-refusing to participate in activities that make life bad. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  12. When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  13. Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  14. Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  15. Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  16. The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience. ~ Leo Tolstoy

  17. Once we’re thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it’s only here that the new and the good begins. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  18. Patriotism in its simplest, clearest, and most indubitable meaning is nothing but an instrument for the attainment of the government’s ambitious and mercenary aims, and a renunciation of human dignity, common sense, and conscience by the governed, and a slavish submission to those who hold power. That is what is really preached wherever patriotism is championed. Patriotism is slavery. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  19. You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  20. There is something in the human spirit that will survive and prevail, there is a tiny and brilliant light burning in the heart of man that will not go out no matter how dark the world becomes. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  21. Very often, all the activity of the human mind is directed not in revealing the truth, but in hiding the truth
    Act as if you are, and you will become such. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  22. The key to success in life is using the good thoughts of wise people. ~ Leo Tolstoy

  23. I have to create a circle of reading for myself: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Lao-Tzu, Buddha, Pascal, The New Testament. This is also necessary for all people. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  24. I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  25. It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  26. Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person. ~ Leo Tolstoy, Leo Tolstoy quotes on life
  27. 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
  28. Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. ~ Leo Tolstoy

  29. A person who has spoiled his stomach will criticize his meal saying that the food is bad; the same thing happens with people who are not satisfied with their lives ~ Leo Tolstoy
  30. My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share and that no one starves while I eat. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  31. Art lifts man from his personal life into the universal life. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  32. The kinder and more intelligent a person is, the more kindness he can find in other people. Kindness enriches our life; with kindness mysterious things become clear, difficult things become easy and dull things become cheerful. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  33. Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  34. What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  35. 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
  36. There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness, and truth. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  37. Everything depends on upbringing. ~ Leo Tolstoy

  38. Men pray to the Almighty to relieve poverty. But poverty comes not from God’s laws-it is blasphemy of the worst kind to say that. Poverty comes from man’s injustice to his fellow man. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  39. Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  40. Many people have ideas on how others should change; few people have ideas on how they should change. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  41. If you’re not enjoying your work, you should either change your attitude or change your job. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  42. Debates conceal rather than reveal the truth. Truth is revealed in solitude. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  43. Boredom: the desire for desires. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  44. An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person’s main task in life—becoming a better person. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  45. Every lie is a poison; there are no harmless lies. Only the truth is safe. Only the truth gives me consolation – it is the one unbreakable diamond. ~ Leo Tolstoy

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