Note to Self:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Five Quotes from Leo Tolstoy


"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."

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

"I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back."

"In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful."

"War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves."


OK...so I said five quotes, but here's a couple more.


"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity."

"True life is lived when tiny changes occur."