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Leo Tolstoy

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Biography : Russian writer.
Born: 1828 - Died: 1910
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Russian Federation
Russian Federation
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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
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There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth."
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Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six."
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True life is lived when tiny changes occur."
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All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do."
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War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves."
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To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it."
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Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible."
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The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."
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Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."
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Music is the shorthand of emotion."
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If you want to be happy, be."
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In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful."
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The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded."
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Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us."
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If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love."
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All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
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If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state."
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All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love."
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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."
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