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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

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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.
Leo Tolstoy



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Wikisource (fr)

Wikisource (fr)




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Or, de toutes les sciences que l’homme peut et doit savoir, la principale, c’est la science de vivre de manière à faire le moins de mal et le plus de bien possible ; et de tous les arts, celui de savoir éviter le mal et produire le bien avec le moins d’efforts possible.”
Léon Tolstoï




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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.”
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I know that I know nothing.”
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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.”
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The best is the enemy of good.”
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
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One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.”
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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
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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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Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.”
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