09 September 2014

leo tolstoy... quotes

via :: the art of hard lettering

'In the name of God, 
stop a moment,
cease your work,
look around you.'

'The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.'

'Everyone thinks of changing the world, 
but no one thinks of changing himself.'

'He stepped down,
trying not to look long at her,
as if she were the sun, yet
he saw her like the sun,
even without looking.'

'Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.'

'Only people who are capable of loving strongly
can also suffer great sorrow, 
but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract
their grief and heals them.'

"Rest. Nature. Books. Music. Such is my idea of happiness."

'He felt now that he was
not simply close to her,
but he did not know
where he ended and she began.'

“I’ve always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.” 

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” 


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