Leo Tolstoy – Quotes – Influenced Mahatma Gandhi 

Leo Tolstoy

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

If you want to be happy, be.

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

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

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

Boredom: the desire for desires.

Joy can only be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.

He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.

All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.

The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.

Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.