Leo Tolstoy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Leo Tolstoy quotes, Leo Tolstoy sayings, and Leo Tolstoy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised. Leo Tolstoy
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
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. Leo Tolstoy
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction. Leo Tolstoy
If a man has learned to think, no matter what he may think about, he is always thinking of his own death. Leo Tolstoy
The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits. Leo Tolstoy
Reason was given to people to help them escape reality. Leo Tolstoy