Leo Tolstoy, aka Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Tolstoi

Leo
Tolstoy, aka Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Tolstoi
1828
1910

Russian Essayist, Realistic Fiction Novelist and Playwright, best known for novels "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina"

Author Quotes

A man following Christ’s teaching is like a man carrying a lantern before him at the end of a pole. The light is ever before him, and ever impels him to follow it, by continually lighting up fresh ground and attracting him onward.

Love is the essence of the soul, and must be strengthened and cleansed of ill-feeling, irritation, irony, against every individual.

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.

A mean searching for God ceases to look to the beyond, asking “Why?” and, only saying “Because God is,” looks to the Present and finds peace.

Man discovers truth by reason only, not by faith.

True religion is the establishment by man of such a relation to the Infinite Life around him, as, while connecting his life with this Infinitude and directing his conduct, is also in agreement with his reason and with human knowledge.

A religious man is guided in his activity not by the consequences of his action, but by the consciousness of the destination of his life.

Of what avail is it to go across the sea to Christ if all the time I lose the Christ that is within me here?

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

All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappily in its own way.

One can live magnificently in this world, if one knows how to work and how to love, to work for the person one loves and to love one’s work.

Author Picture
First Name
Leo
Last Name
Tolstoy, aka Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Tolstoi
Birth Date
1828
Death Date
1910
Bio

Russian Essayist, Realistic Fiction Novelist and Playwright, best known for novels "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina"