Daily Archives: April 7, 2018

Top Ten Quotes from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy


#10 – “The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness…”

#9 – “Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.”

#8 – “If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.”

#7 – “Everything I know, I know because of love.”

#6 – “We are asleep until we fall in love!”

#5 – “Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. If there was no suffering, man would not know his limits, would not know himself. ”

#4 – “Human science fragments everything in order to understand it, kills everything in order to examine it. ”

#3 – “Here’s my advice to you: don’t marry until you can tell yourself that you’ve done all you could, and until you’ve stopped loving the women you’ve chosen, until you see her clearly, otherwise you’ll be cruelly and irremediably mistaken. Marry when you’re old and good for nothing…Otherwise all that’s good and lofty in you will be lost.”

#2 – “A Frenchman’s self-assurance stems from his belief that he is mentally and physically irresistibly fascinating to both men and women. An Englishman’s self-assurance is founded on his being a citizen of the best organized state in the world and on the fact that, as an Englishman, he always knows what to do, and that whatever he does as an Englishman is unquestionably correct. An Italian is self-assured because he is excitable and easily forgets. A Russian is self-assured simply because he knows nothing and does not want to know anything, since he does not believe in the possibility of knowing anything fully.”

#1 – “Here I am alive, and it’s not my fault, so I have to try and get by as best I can without hurting anybody until death takes over.”

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