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Leo Tolstoy

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Biography - Leo Tolstoy:

Russian writer.
Born: 1828 - Died: 1910
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;



Human wisdom is not wholly included in the number of the sciences. There is an infinite quantity of things which we cannot know. Wisdom does not consist in knowing as much as possible. Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things; wisdom consists in the knowledge of what is most important, and what is least important to know.

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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;



(French, German)

La sagesse humaine consiste à connaître l’ordre des choses qu’il est bon de savoir.

Die menschliche Weisheit besteht im Erkennen der Reihenfolge, in der es nützlich ist, die Dinge zu wissen.

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Doubt always arises from the fact that things are investigated without order.

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.

Men should strive to think much and know little.

Never do anything which you do not understand. But learn all you ought to know, and by that means you will lead a very pleasant life.

You must acquire the best knowledge first, and without delay; it is the height of madness to learn what you will later have to unlearn.

Quotes for: wisdom


Quotes about wisdom:

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

Wisdom leads us back to childhood.

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

Quotes for: knowledge


Quotes for: knowledge

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.


Leo Tolstoy also said...

All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

Truth must gain ground without violence.

If you want to be happy, be.

Of all the sciences needful for men, the chief one is the knowledge of how to live, doing as little harm as possible; and of all arts, the most important is that which teaches how to avoid evil, and how to produce good with the least violence.

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