Tag Archives: Leo Tolstoy

The hero of my …

The hero of my tale, whom I love with all the power of my soul, whom I have tried to portray in all his beauty, who has been, is, and will be beautiful, is Truth.- Leo Tolstoy


“He was afraid of defiling the love which filled his soul.”
― Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina

He looked at he…

He looked at her as a man might look at a faded flower he had plucked, in which it was difficult for him to trace the beauty that had made him pick and so destroy it.

Leo Tolstoy-Anna Karenina

He knew she was…

He knew she was there by the joy and fear that overwhelmed his heart.
Anna Karenina, Pt. I, ch. 9, Leo Tolstoy

The changes in …

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
Leo Tolstoy

And all people …

And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves, But by the love for them that is in other people.

Leo Tolstoy

Joy can only be…

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

Leo Tolstoy