Leo Tolstoy Quotes (325 quotes)
“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. And to act so is immoral.”
Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence (1886)
“All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Pt. I, ch. 1 - Anna Karenina (18751877)
“All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.”
The Law of Love and the Law of Violence (1908).
Variant translation: "And yet in our world everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself" - Some Social Remedies (1900), Three Methods of Reform
The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLeo Tolstoy
Born: September 9, 1828
Died: November 20, 1910 (aged 82)
Occupation: Novelist, playwright, essayist
Bio: Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world's greatest novelists.