#32: Wisdom Quotes Apr03


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#32: Wisdom Quotes

#32: Wisdom Quotes

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

The purpose of life is not to act in accordance with the will of the majority, but to live your life in such a way that it is in harmony with your own inner law. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

There are thousands of voices that can pull us this way or that, in one direction or another, but our only reliable guide is the one weak voice of our conscience. – Lucy Mallory

All people are liable to fall from grace and sin. The difference between them lies in the degree of remorse which they feel after they have fallen. – Alferi

If we were not essentially all one and the same, it would not be possible to explain why we feel compassion for one another. – Tolstoy

Nothing so characterizes a person as his attitude towards fools. – Mazzini, DM

True religion cannot be the enemy of reason. – Tolstoy

The light remains the light, even though a blind man cannot see it. – Tolstoy

I am always astonished by the fact that kings can so easily believe how all-important they are, whereas their people believe that they are nothing. – Montaigne, Essays

Those who cannot think for themselves find themselves under the influence of others who do their thinking for them. To surrender your thoughts to someone else is a more humiliating form of servitude than to give your body to another person. – Tolstoy

If you are afraid of something that is not frightening, but remain calm when faced by the truly terrifying, you will, by following general opinion, take the first steps on the path to certain ruin. – Buddhist wisdom