Things always go quicker with two working at it.

Leon Tolstoi

Leon Tolstoi

Profession: Author
Nationality: Russian


Things always go quicker with two working at it. Leon Tolstoi

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Every reform by violence is to be deprecated, because it does little to correct the evil while men remain as they are, and because wisdom has no need of violence.

To speak of it would be giving importance to something that has none.

European countries unresistingly submitted to the introduction of general military service--i.e., to a state of slavery involving a degree of humiliation and submission incomparably worse than any slavery of the ancient world.

The most solemn mystery in the world continued.

She understood he became a monk in order to be above those who considered his superiors...it led him to God, to his childhood's faith which had never been destroyed in him...

For a long time afterwards, in prison, when moral change took place in me, I thought of that moment, recalled what I could of it, and considered it. I remembered for an instant, before the action I had a terrible consciousness I was killing a defenseless woman, my wife!

It would, therefore, seem obvious that patriotism as a feeling is bad and harmful, and as a doctrine is stupid. For it is clear that if each people and each State considers itself the best of peoples and States, they all live in a gross and harmful delusion.

Deliberately she shrouded the light in her eyes, but it shone against her will in the faintly perceptible smile.

Nothing's amusing that isn't spiteful.

Everyone had something disparaging to say about the unfortunate Maltyshcheva, and the conversation began crackling merrily like a kindling bonfire.

Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.

Life is fragile and absurd.

Satan can never be driven out by Satan. Error can never be corrected by error, and evil cannot be vanquished by evil.

It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty.