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Leo Tolstoy

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Biography - Leo Tolstoy:

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

Quote

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



Note  

Note



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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Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


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

German
Die menschliche Weisheit besteht im Erkennen der Reihenfolge, in der es nützlich ist, die Dinge zu wissen.”
Lew Nikolajewitsch Tolstoi




See also  

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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”
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Men should strive to think much and know little.”
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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
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No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.”
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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
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All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”
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There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”
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If you want to be happy, be.”
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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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Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.”
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