25 highly motivating sayings from Leo Tolstoy

Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852–1856), and Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based upon his experiences in the Crimean War. Tolstoy’s fiction includes dozens of short stories and several novellas such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness, and Hadji Murad. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays.

Motivational sayings from the writer Leon Tolstoy

  1. We lost because we told ourselves that we lost.
  2. If you want excellence, you will never be happy.
  3. Surprisingly, how great is the illusion that beauty is kindness.
  4. Be bad, but at least do not be a liar, deceiver!
  5. I think, if it is true that there is as much mind as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there is in the heart. Readsomefacts.com

  6. Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
  7. To get rid of an enemy, you have to love it.
  8. Respect was invented to occupy the place where it was supposed to be love.
  9. Everyone thinks to change the world, but no one thinks to change oneself. Readsomefacts.com
  10. We can only know that we know nothing. And this is the highest rate of human wisdom.
  11. The only meaning of life is to serve humanity.
  12. Is it really possible to tell someone else what they feel?
  13. All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is so in their own way.
  14. In the name of God, stop a moment, quit your job, see around you.
  15. True life lives when minor changes occur. Readsomefacts.com

  16. When you love someone, you love what it is, not how you would like it to be.
  17. Music is the written language of emotion.
  18. There is no brilliance where there is no simplicity, kindness, and truth. Readsomefacts.com
  19. Happiness does not depend on things outside, but from the way we see them.
  20. Truth, like gold, should be preserved not by its size, but by removing from it all that is not gold.
  21. Boredom: Desire to have desires.
  22. All violence consists of some people who force others, under the threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
  23. All that I understand, I understand by love. Readsomefacts.com

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