De 20 mooiste quotes van schrijver Tolstoj

Kom erachter wat wijsheid is

In de Bedrock-serie ‘De mooiste quotes van…’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen. Eerder kwamen Mahatma Gandhi en Deepak Chopra al aan bod. Nu is de Russische schrijver en filosoof Lev Tolstoj aan de beurt, die bekend is van zijn literaire meesterwerken. Aan zijn tijdloze wijsheid kunnen we nog steeds veel hebben.

  1. ‘Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.’
  2. ‘The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.’
  3. ‘The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.’
  4. ‘There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.’
  5. ‘If you want to be happy, be.’
  6. ‘True life is lived when tiny changes occur.’
  7. ‘All, everything I understand, I understand only because I love.’
  8. ‘Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.’
  9. ‘So many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.’
  10. ‘We lost because we told ourselves we lost.’
  11. ‘One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.’
  12. ‘Boredom: the desire for desires.’
  13. ‘Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.’
  14. ‘Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know.’
  15. ‘If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life.’
  16. ‘When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.’
  17. ‘What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.’
  18. ‘My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat.’
  19. ‘A truly wise man is always joyful.’
  20. ‘Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.’