#13: Wisdom Quotes Mar20


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#13: Wisdom Quotes

Below are quotes that resonate, from Leo Tolstoy’s ‘A Calendar Of Wisdom’.    

If you know the truth, or if you think you know the truth, then you should convey it as simply as you can, and, most importantly, as gently and as lovingly as you can, to the person you are conveying it to. – Tolstoy

Make good use of the beneficial thoughts of other people, and, if you are unable to respond likewise, then, at the very least, do not express unclear, an therefore false thoughts – either your own or those of other people. – Tolstoy

Meat cannot be taken from an animal without harming it, and the slaughter of animals is an obstacle on the path to blessedness. You should therefore abstain from eating meat. – From the Brahmin law

Human beings are higher than other animals not because they can heartlessly torture them, but because they can take pity on them. – Buddhist saying

Do not permit your children to kill insects; this is the first step on the road to killing a human being. – Pythagoras (attributed)

Judge yourself only in comparison with the ideal. – Tolstoy

So long as you are alive you should learn. Don’t wait for old age to confer wisdom to you. – Solon

A pigeon’s goodness is not virtue… Virtue only begins when there is effort involved.- Tolstoy

However low we have fallen, we can always keep the ideal in view, and set sights on that. – Tolstoy

“Look, I have these sons and I own all these riches” – those are the thoughts of a madman. How can he have any sons and own any riches when he does not even belong to himself? – Buddhist wisdom