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Leo Tolstoy

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Leo Tolstoy

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy ( 9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction.

Tolstoy's ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal 20th-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and James Bevel.

Tuesday Dec 25, 2018

Leo Tolstoy: Let us forgive eachother

Let us forgive eachother,
only then
will we live in peace.

Wednesday Jan 18, 2017

Leo Tolstoy: One permanent revolution

There can be only one permanent revolution — a moral one;
the regeneration of the inner man.

Wednesday Dec 28, 2016

Leo Tolstoy: Be happy

If you want to be happy, be.

Monday Nov 21, 2016

Leo Tolstoy: Respect and love

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

Wednesday Nov 16, 2016

Leo Tolstoy: The vocation

The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.

Thursday Nov 3, 2016

Leo Tolstoy: Are you looking for perfection?

If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.

Thursday Oct 20, 2016

Leo Tolstoy: Thinking of changing

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