Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) [Count Lev Tolstoi] Russian novelist, moral philosopher, mystic

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There is one evident, indubitable manifestation of the Divinity, and that is the laws of right which are made known to the world through Revelation. - Leo Tolstoy
Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen. - Leo Tolstoy
Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies. - Leo Tolstoy
You can't imagine what a pleasure this complete laziness is to me: Not a thought in my brain- you might send a ball rolling through it! - Leo Tolstoy
History would be an excellent thing, if only it were true. - Leo Tolstoy
The time is fast approaching when to call a man a patriot will be the deepest insult you can offer him. patriotism now means advocating plunder in the interest of the privileged classes of the particular State system into which we have happened to be born. - Leo Tolstoy
A human can 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. - Leo Tolstoy
The more everybody lives, the more life reveals to him; what was unknown becomes known. - Leo Tolstoy
It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable, he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated. - Leo Tolstoy