She had no need to ask why he had come. She knew as certainly as if he had told her that he was here to be where she was.
More quotes by Leo Tolstoy
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.
Every lie is a poison; there are no harmless lies. Only the truth is safe. Only the truth gives me consolation – it is the one unbreakable diamond.
There are no conditions to which a person cannot grow accustomed, especially if he sees that everyone around him lives in the same way.
More quotes about Life
Willpower is a myth. The problem with trying to use willpower to achieve and sustain a behavioral change is that it is fueled by emotion. And as we all know, our emotions are, at best, fickle. They come and go. When your emotions start running down — and they will — even your best-laid plans will fall flat.
If it were true that men could achieve their good by means of turning some men into sacrificial animals, and … if I were asked to serve the interests of society apart from, above and against my own I would refuse….I would fight in the full confidence of the justice of my battle and of a living being’s right to exist.
Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
Little difficulties are made to swell until they fill our horizon while the real big blessings of life are dwindled down to nothing.