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Information about Leo Tolstoy

Ranking as one of the world's great writers, Leo Tolstoy was a moral philosopher and novelist from Russia. Born in 1828, Tolstoy was originally going to be a farmer. Going to war, Tolstoy would take advantage of lulls in the fighting to make entries in his diaries, which would later become a fodder for his writing. His first book, "Childhood" caused a sensation when it was published. This …

Date of Birth: September 09, 1828
Date of Death: November 20, 1910


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"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." Leo Tolstoy
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Editor's Pick    Love    Quote of the Day   

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"True life is lived when tiny changes occur." Leo Tolstoy
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Change    Editor's Pick    Life    Quote of the Day    Russian Novelist   

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"The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom." Leo Tolstoy
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Wisdom   

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"You see, if you take pains and learn in order to get a reward, the work will seem hard; but when you work... if you love your work, you will find your reward in that." Leo Tolstoy
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"Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us." Leo Tolstoy
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Government    Russian Novelist   

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"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, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies." Leo Tolstoy
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Body   

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"It is true, I deny the incomprehensible Trinity, and the fable regarding the fall of man, which is absurd in our day. It is true, I deny the sacrilegious story of a God born of a virgin to redeem the race." Leo Tolstoy
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God   

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"Woman, you see, is an object of such a kind that study it as much as you will, it is always quite new." Leo Tolstoy
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Men And Women   

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"Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars" Leo Tolstoy
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Christianity   

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"There is trouble with a wife, but it's even worse with a woman who is not a wife" Leo Tolstoy
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Trouble   

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"Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness" Leo Tolstoy
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Generosity   

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"Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy
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Emotions    Russian Novelist   

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"The religious superstition is encouraged by means of the institution of churches, processions, monuments, festivities....The so-called clergy stupefy the masses....They befog the people and keep them in an eternal condition of stupefaction" Leo Tolstoy
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"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love." Leo Tolstoy
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"It is by those who have suffered that the world has been advanced" Leo Tolstoy
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"In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you." Leo Tolstoy
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God    Russian Novelist   

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"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them" Leo Tolstoy
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Happiness   

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"It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writing than to put one principle into practice" Leo Tolstoy
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Practice   

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"A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul." Leo Tolstoy
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Writers And Writing   

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