Leo Tolstoy was one of the world’s affluent writers who become famous because of his epic novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
Tolstoy became perhaps the most prominent novelist of his age. He was not only a great author but a vociferous critic of science and modernization also. His fictional works also include short masterpieces such as “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” (1886), “The Kreutzer Sonata” (1889), and “Master and Man” (1895).
He also wrote autobiographical accounts of his childhood (Childhood, Boyhood, Youth[1852–1857]) and his experiences as a soldier in the Crimean War (Sevastopol Sketches ). Along with science , technology and ethics he also authored a variety of short, passionate non-fiction works, particularly “What I Believe” (1884), “What Then Must We Do?” (1887), “On the Significance of Science and Art” (1887), “What Is Art?” (1898), and “I Cannot Be Silent” (1908). His each and every work displays a confluence of moral and intellectual errors .
Check his famous quotes on war and peace , quotes on love , quotes on life and quotes on truth here .
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 any means possible, except getting off his back.
We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.
Kings are the slaves of history.
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.
What a joy it is to do a good deed! And this joy is strongest if no one knows that you have done it.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Mysterious language is not a sign of wisdom. The wiser a person is, the simpler the language he uses to express his thoughts.
Until they throw the money changers out of the temple of art, it will never be a real temple.
Religion and law try to escape from criticism, religion by saying that it is divine and
law by showing that it is powerful.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked