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Stop a Moment

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

“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.”

“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.”

“Governments not only are not necessary, but are harmful and most highly immoral institutions.”

“Remember then: there is only one time that is important– Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”

“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.”

“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.”

“Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.”

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

“I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”

“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.”

“Life could be limitless joy, if we would only take it for what it is, in the way it is given to us.”

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”

“Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.”

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”

All quotes by Leo Tolstoy

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