What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness! A beautiful woman utters absurdities: we listen, and we hear not the absurdities but wise thoughts
Quote by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writing than to put one principle...
I have discovered nothing new, I have only perceived what I already knew.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace
To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would...
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away...
He had heard that women often love plain ordinary men, but he did not believe...
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
In this definition is contained the answer to the question as to what gives men...
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of...
Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.
You can't imagine what a pleasure this complete laziness is to me: not a thought...
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the...
Boredom: the desire for desires
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life...
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of...