Leo Tolstoy Quotes

To get rid of an enemy one must love him.

You may deal with things without love; you may cut down trees, make bricks, hammer iron without love, but you cannot deal with men without it, just as you cannot deal with bees without being careful.

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

Love is life. All everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.

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

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.

People who love thus always love for life; for, the more, they love, the more they know the beloved object, and the easier it is for them to love; that is, to satisfy his desires.

And love of power, is inconsistent with goodness; but quite consistent with the very opposite qualities--pride, cunning, cruelty.