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A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;
by Leo Tolstoy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;
therefore,
if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life
merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy

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If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy PHOTO

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

 

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy

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To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
- Leo Tolstoy

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of
which man does not destroy himself,
but continues to live on.
It is the force whereby we live.
- Leo Tolstoy

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
- Leo Tolstoy

We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
- Leo Tolstoy

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
- 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

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
- Leo Tolstoy

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility
to live otherwise than according to the demands of
our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
- Leo Tolstoy

We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state,
but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
- Leo Tolstoy

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious
instrument in the attainment of the historic,
universal, aims of humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

All violence consists in some people forcing others,
under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
- Leo Tolstoy

He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
- Leo Tolstoy

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.
- Leo Tolstoy

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
- Leo Tolstoy

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the
link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
- Leo Tolstoy

Even in the valley of the shadow of death,
two and two do not make six.
- Leo Tolstoy

Boredom: the desire for desires.
- Leo Tolstoy

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must
try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
- Leo Tolstoy

If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts,
so many kinds of love.
- Leo Tolstoy

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

War on the other hand is such a terrible thing,
that no man, especially a Christian man,
has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
- Leo Tolstoy

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering
questions that no one has asked them.
- Leo Tolstoy

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of
feeling the artist has experienced.
- Leo Tolstoy

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work,
look around you.
- Leo Tolstoy

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves,
But by the love for them that is in other people.
- Leo Tolstoy

The chief difference between words and deeds is that
words are always intended for men for their approbation,
but deeds can be done only for God.
- Leo Tolstoy

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity,
goodness and truth.
- Leo Tolstoy

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth,
but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
- Leo Tolstoy

Without knowing what I am and why I am here,
life is impossible.
- Leo Tolstoy

All happy families resemble one another,
each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
- Leo Tolstoy

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences,
one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves,
because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state,
and all men of our time are in such a state.
- Leo Tolstoy

Love is life.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.
Everything is united by it alone.
Love is God, and to die means that I,
a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
- Leo Tolstoy

I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me,
and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry
for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means -
except by getting off his back.
- Leo Tolstoy

In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments,
the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people,
to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
- Leo Tolstoy

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer


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