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About Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer.
Famous novels: "Anna Karenina", "War And Peace", "A Confession".
He has been described as one of the most iconic and versatile writers of all time and his body of work has been a major influence on many important figures, such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
His Personal Life
He was married to Sophia Andreevna Behrs and they had 13 children together. Only 8 of them survived childhood. He also had a son with a serf of his estate.
He has been portrayed by many famous actors in films, such as Christopher Plummer and Sergei Gerasimov.
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Famous quotes by Leo Tolstoy
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.Leo Tolstoy
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.Leo Tolstoy
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.Leo Tolstoy
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.Leo Tolstoy
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.Leo Tolstoy
Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.Leo Tolstoy
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.Leo Tolstoy
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.Leo Tolstoy
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.Leo Tolstoy
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.Leo Tolstoy
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.Leo Tolstoy
If you want to be happy, be.Leo Tolstoy
In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.Leo Tolstoy
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.Leo Tolstoy
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.Leo Tolstoy
Music is the shorthand of emotion.Leo Tolstoy
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.Leo Tolstoy
Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.Leo Tolstoy
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
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.Leo Tolstoy
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.Leo Tolstoy
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.Leo Tolstoy
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.Leo Tolstoy
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it.Leo Tolstoy
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.Leo Tolstoy
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.Leo Tolstoy
War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.Leo Tolstoy
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.Leo Tolstoy
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy's Popularity
Leo Tolstoy was a famous Russian writer, who was born on September 9, 1828. As a person born on this date, Leo Tolstoy is listed in our database as the 9th most popular celebrity for the day (September 9) and the 1st most popular for the year (1828).
People born on September 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Leo Tolstoy is the 211th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Leo Tolstoy's birthday, Leo Tolstoy is the 10th most famous Russian.
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