Quotes ‣ 15 Lev Tolstoy Quotes That Explore All Life Aspects

Quotations that will guide our lives, expressed in various works by the famous literary writer Lev Tolstoy.

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

2. “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”

3. “I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”

4. “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”

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

6. “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”

7. “Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.”


8. “Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed.”

9. “When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.”

10. “Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking…”

11. “Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.”

12. “I’ve always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.”

13. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

14. “All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

15. “There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.”