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Wise Leo Tolstoy Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Leo Tolstoy.

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Related topics: Inspirational Happiness

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

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


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Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

 

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is
where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life.
Life today to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient...
only the universe rearranging itself.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
- Terry Goodkind

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

This isn't a rehearsal or a practice life.
This is your real life - your one and only real life.
There are no retakes - no second chances.
Begin now - live full out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie


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