Aphorisms by author: Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
By theme : Happiness Unhappiness
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity.
By theme : Person Wisdom
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
By theme : Art Creativity Feelings
A gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated.
By theme : Behavior Person
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
By theme : Truth Wisdom
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, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.
By theme : Life Philosophy
The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.
By theme : Life Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
By theme : Person Thought
In historic events, the so-called great men are labels giving names to events, and like labels they have but the smallest connection with the event itself.
By theme : History Person
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
By theme : History Wit
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