The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness…
More quotes by Leo Tolstoy
Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand. (Anna Karenina)
Because of the self-confidence with which he had spoken, no one could tell whether what he said was very clever or very stupid.
I often think that men don’t understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.
More quotes about Wisdom
The true artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer, after years of strife, has nothing broader than his shoes.
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are the richest.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Peace by persuasion has a pleasant sound, but I think we should not be able to work it. We should have to tame the human race first, and history seems to show that that cannot be done.
It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.
They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it’s more dangerous to lose than to win.