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Leo Tolstoy

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. —Leo Tolstoy
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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. -Tolstoy.
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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.
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No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.
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Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
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One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks.
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One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks.
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Everyone thinks that his own thoughts are best but finds no inspiration.
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No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
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No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.
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The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.
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No other being is lesser human than the one who thinks of others as such.
ABHIJIT NASKAR
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The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. Measure For Measure
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Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves.
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You may not be able to change the world, but you can always change somones world.
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It's very safe in the academic community: no one thinks anything of it.
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The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.
CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT
I am always with myself, and it is I who am my tormentor.
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It's very safe in the academic community: no one thinks anything of it,
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Everyone thinks his own burden heavy
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No one thinks Canada is sending troops to Iraq.
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Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
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When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
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He who thinks to deceive God has already deceived himself.
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I hope no one thinks of me like that. I'm just a normal guy.
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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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The thing that's funny is that everyone thinks I'm dead.
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The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently.
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When one is in love one thinks only of one.
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He who thinks to deceive God has already deceived himself.
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Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire
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One must keep working continuously; otherwise, one thinks of death.
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We're changing the world with technology.
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If you kept changing the way people saw the world, you ended up changing the way you saw yourself.
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The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
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Everyone thinks I'm singing falsetto, but that's my normal singing voice.
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There isn't as much disagreement as everyone thinks.
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Every man experiences what you call love for every pretty woman and least of all for his wife. That ...
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They abolish the external form, they suppress the formal sales of slaves, and then they imagine and ...
LEO TOLSTOY
I killed the wife when I first tasted sensual joys without love, and then it was that I killed my wi...
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I wanted to run after him, but remembered that it is ridiculous to run after one's wife's lover in o...
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In the city the wretched feel less sad. One can live there a hundred years without being noticed, an...
LEO TOLSTOY
Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.
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Well, do you suppose I made up my mind then that what I had seen was something sickening? Not a bit ...
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The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any id...
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He disliked contradiction, and still more, arguments that were continually skipping from one thing t...
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The latter part of her stay in Voronezh had been the happiest period in Princess Marya's life. Her l...
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what time can be more beautiful than the one in which the finest virtues, innocent cheerfulness and ...
LEO TOLSTOY
While I doubted, I had hope; but now there is no hope left and all the same I doubt everything.
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But that had been grief--this was joy. Yet that grief and this joy were alike outside all the ordina...
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He stepped down trying not to look long at her, as though she were the sun, yet he saw her as one se...
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Then these moments of perplexity began to recur oftener and oftener, and always in the same form. Th...
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The shore was God, the stream was tradition, and the oars were the free will given to me to make it ...
LEO TOLSTOY
If a man lives, then he believes in something. If he didn't believe that one must live for something...
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I turned my attention to every­ thing that was done by people who claimed to be Christians, I was h...
LEO TOLSTOY
The assertion that you are in falsehood and I am in truth ist the most cruel thing one man can say t...
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Nowadays, as before, the public declaration and confession of Orthodoxy is usually encountered among...
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Instead of the former divinely appointed aims of the Jewish, Greek, or Roman nations, which ancient ...
LEO TOLSTOY
I often think how unfairly life's good fortune is sometimes distributed.
LEO TOLSTOY
Between Countess Nordston and Levin there had been established those relations, not infrequent in so...
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In my considered opinion, salary is payment for goods delivered and it must conform to the law of su...
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He knew she was there by the joy and terror that took possession of his heart [...] Everything was l...
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He could not be mistaken. There were no other eyes like those in the world. There was only one creat...
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Whatever our fate is or may be, we have made it and do not complain of it."

- Vronksy {An...
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Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget...
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He was afraid of defiling the love which filled his soul.
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Sou amigo da divisão do trabalho. Pessoas que não fazem nada devem fazer pessoas, enquanto as dema...
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But believe me, my dear boy, there is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will ...
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