Whatever we may say about the soul going to the sky... we know there is no sky but only an atmosphere.

Leon Tolstoi

Leon Tolstoi

Profession: Author
Nationality: Russian

Whatever we may say about the soul going to the sky... we know there is no sky but only an atmospher.. Leon Tolstoi

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Add your light to the sum of light.

Life and death are in God's hands.

If a teacher has only love for the cause, it will be a good teacher. If a teacher has only love for student, as a father, mother, he will be better than the teacher, who read all the books, but has no love for the cause, nor to the students. If the teacher combines love to the cause and to his disciples, he is the perfect teacher.

It's all God's will: you can die in your sleep, and God can spare you in battle.

As is always the case with a thoroughly attractive woman, her defect—the shortness of her upper lip and her half-open mouth—seemed to be her own special and peculiar form of beauty.

He said that Shamil had ordered Hadji Murat to be taken dead or alive....

Reason gives expression to the laws of inevitability. Consciousness gives expression to the essence of freedom.

What is War and Peace? It is not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less an historical chronicle. War and Peace is what the author wished and was able to express in the form in which it is expressed.

He remembered his mother's love for him, and his family's, and his friends', and the enemy's intention to kill him seemed impossible.

Send anyone who preaches war to a special frontline legion -into the assault, into the attack, ahead of everyone.

Music makes me forget my real situation. It transports me into a state which is not my own. Under the influence of music I really seem to feel what I do not feel, to understand what I do not understand, to have powers which I cannot have.

Stepan Arkadyevitch, who liked a joke, was fond of puzzling a plain man by saying that if he prided himself on his origin, he ought not to stop at Rurik and disown the first founder of his family-- the monkey.

Vronsky saw nothing and no one. He felt himself as a king, not because she had made an impression on Anna-he did not yet believe that-but because the impression she had made on him gave him happiness and pride.

I only know two very real evils in life: remorse and illness. The only good is the absence of those evils. To live for myself avoiding those two evils is my whole philosophy now.