Leo Tolstoy Quote
Source/Notes: Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence (1886)
Source/Notes: Pt. I, ch. 1 - Anna Karenina (1875–1877)
Source/Notes: The Law of Love and the Law of Violence (1908).
Source/Notes: 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
Source/Notes: The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894)
“I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.”
Source/Notes: What Then Must We Do? (1886)