#25: Wisdom Quotes Mar26


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#25: Wisdom Quotes

#25: Wisdom Quotes

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

The truth is only harmful to those who do evil. Those who do good love the truth. – Tolstoy

If you wish to become somebody different, always be dissatisfied with what you are, for once you have stopped somewhere, there you will stay. Once you say, ‘that is enough, I can do no more’, you are finished. – St Augustine

People who do nothing always have many helpers. The brain of a lazy person is a favourite lodging place for the devil. – Tolstoy

There is not a single one of us who can be totally just in everything we do. But the just person can be distinguished from the unjust person by his efforts to be just, as a truthful person can be distinguished from a liar by his efforts to speak only the truth. – Tolstoy

There is only one thing in life that is precious, and that is to be constantly challenging the lies and injustice of others, while always remaining humble yourself. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

If you suffer as a result of injustice, then take comfort: the truly unhappy are those who perpetrate the injustice, not those who suffer from it, – Tolstoy

The most essential and important subject of study for each of us is ourselves, our spiritual being. – Tolstoy

The road to glory leads through the palaces, to happiness through the marketplace, but to virtue, through the desert. – Chinese proverb

If we could only understand who we really are, our sorrows would seem so insignificant. – Tolstoy

Genuine art requires no embellishment, any more than the wife of a loving husband. False art, however, is like a prostitute and always needs embellishment. – Tolstoy