was born at Yasnaya Polyana, the Tolstoy family estate a hundred miles south of Moscow, on August 28. He died on November 20 at a nearby railroad station, having fled in the night from an increasingly contentious marriage and a set of familial relationships that had been hardened in large part by Tolstoy's attempts to apply his radical moral beliefs to his own life. In the intervening eighty-two years Tolstoy became perhaps the most prominent novelist in an age and place of great authors as well as a vociferous critic of science and modernization.
Leo Tolstoy Quotes
Religion and law try to escape from criticism, religion by saying that it is divine and law by showing that it is powerful.
What a joy it is to do a good deed! And this joy is strongest if no one knows that you have done it.
Mysterious language is not a sign of wisdom. The wiser a person is, the simpler the language he uses to express his thoughts.
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. And to act so is immoral.