Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories
A man can spend several hours sitting cross-legged in the same position if he knows that noting prevents him from changing it; but if he knows that he has to sit with his legs crossed like that, he will get cramps, his legs will twitch and strain towards where he would like to stretch them.More Leo Tolstoy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Physical violence is the basis of authority.More Leo Tolstoy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you asked someone, 'Can you play the violin?' and he says, 'I don't know, I have not tried, perhaps I can,' you laugh at him. Whereas about writing, people always say: 'I don't know, I have not tried,' as though one had only to try and one would become a writer.More Leo Tolstoy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In vain do science and philosophy pose as the arbiters of the human mind, of which they are in fact only the servants. Religion has provided a conception of life, and science travels in the beaten path. Religion reveals the meaning of life, and science only applies this meaning to the course of circumstances.More Leo Tolstoy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Because of the self-confidence with which he had spoken, no one could tell whether what he said was very clever or very stupid.More Leo Tolstoy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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