As this journey continues, I do hope that some of the quotes offered will resonate and perhaps one or two, inspire you to look at things differently or to explore the thoughts behind them. As before, if anyone chooses to respond to the featured quote, it would be my privilege to reblog it.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy
“An arrogant person considers himself perfect. It is the main prejudice of arrogance. This hinders the main task of a person in life – become a better person.” – Leo Tolstoy
“Everyone is thinking about changing the world, but no one is thinking of changing.” – Leo Tolstoy
“Patriotism in its simplest, clearest, and most indubitable meaning is nothing but an instrument for the attainment of the government’s ambitious and mercenary aims, and a renunciation of human dignity, common sense, and conscience by the governed, and a slavish submission to those who hold power. That is what is really preached wherever patriotism is championed. Patriotism is slavery.” – Leo Tolstoy
Born Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy in Tula Province, Russia 1828 – 1910
Leo Tolstoy was an exceptionally gifted writer. Among his most famous works are War and Peace (1869), Anna Karenina (1877). His novels and short stories offer a window into the lives of the Russian people during the reign of the tsars. War and Peace remains one of his greatest novels and took ten years to complete. With an eye on realism and historical accuracy he paints a vivid picture of the social classes during the Russian invasion of the troops of Napoleon in 1812.
For those willing to pick up the gauntlet, choose at least one quote, read it out loud and then write where it leads you. Share it if you wish.
“He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.” – Michel de Montaigne
“Every movement reveals us.” – Michel de Montaigne
“Why do people respect the package rather than the man?” – Michel de Montaigne
“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka
“Remember then: there is only one time that is important — NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time we have any power.” – Leo Tolstoy
“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” – Leo Tolstoy
“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all dunces are in a confederacy against him.” – Jonathan Swift
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift
“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through,” – Jonathan Swift