Life and death are in God's hands.

Leon Tolstoi

Leon Tolstoi

Profession: Author
Nationality: Russian

Life and death are in God's hands. Leon Tolstoi

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I consider jealousy to be insulting to you and degrading to me.

At such moments Princess Mary would think how intellectual work dries men up.

And it never occurs to anyone to admit a greatness that is not commensurate with the standard of right and wrong is merely to admit one's own nothingness and immeasurable puniness.

The egoist feels lonely, surrounded by threatening and alien events; all his desires are sunk in his own concerns. A kind person lives in a world of beneficent events, whose goodness matches his own. —ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER.

One need only to admit that public tranquillity is in danger and any action finds a justification. All the horrors of the reign of terror were based only on solicitude for public tranquillity.

The heroine of my writings is She, whom I love with all the forces of my being, She who always was, is and will be beautiful, is Truth.

Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.

Kitty looked into his face, which was so close to her own, and long afterwards—for several years after—that look, full of love, to which he made no response, cut her to the heart with an agony of shame.

I threw it away feeling sorry to have vainly destroyed a flower that looked beautiful in its proper place. How many different plant lives man destroys to support his own existence.

Pierre, who knew she was very stupid, sometimes attended, with a strange feeling of perplexity and fear, her evenings and dinner parties, where politics, poetry, and philosophy were discussed.

One ought only to write when one leaves a piece of ones flesh in the ink-pot each time one dips ones pen.

The more we live by our intellect the less we understand the meaning of life.

He felt like a man who, after straining his eyes to peer into the remote distance, finds what he was seeking at his very feet. All his life he had been looking over the heads of those around him, while he had only to look before him without straining his eyes.

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.