Quotes by Leo Tolstoy

  • It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

    Beauty, Goodness, Self delusion

  • An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life - becoming a better person.

    Arrogance, Hubris

  • The strongest of all warriors are these two – Time and Patience.


  • Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.


  • There are no conditions of life to which a man cannot get accustomed, especially if he sees them accepted by everyone around him.


  • Happiness is less important than trying to live in the right way.


  • All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.


  • Everyone thinks of changing the world by no one thinks of changing himself.


  • Boredom. The desire for desires.