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There is only one time that is important - NOW!
by Leo Tolstoy

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Related topics: Wisdom Now Time

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy PHOTO

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

 

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy

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The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

A man can live and 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

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of
feeling the artist has experienced.
- Leo Tolstoy

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering
questions that no one has asked them.
- Leo Tolstoy

The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain
definite and narrow limits;
it thereby justifies,
in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
- Leo Tolstoy

The chief difference between words and deeds is that
words are always intended for men for their approbation,
but deeds can be done only for God.
- Leo Tolstoy

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
- Leo Tolstoy

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth,
but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
- Leo Tolstoy

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility
to live otherwise than according to the demands of
our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

All happy families resemble one another,
each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
- 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.
- Leo Tolstoy

Boredom: the desire for desires.
- Leo Tolstoy

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity,
goodness and truth.
- Leo Tolstoy

All violence consists in some people forcing others,
under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
- Leo Tolstoy

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts,
so many kinds of love.
- Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
- Leo Tolstoy

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
- Leo Tolstoy

We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
- Leo Tolstoy

We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state,
but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
- Leo Tolstoy

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious
instrument in the attainment of the historic,
universal, aims of humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
- Leo Tolstoy

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
- Leo Tolstoy

And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves,
But by the love for them that is in other people.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
- Leo Tolstoy

War on the other hand is such a terrible thing,
that no man, especially a Christian man,
has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
- Leo Tolstoy

Even in the valley of the shadow of death,
two and two do not make six.
- Leo Tolstoy

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of
which man does not destroy himself,
but continues to live on.
It is the force whereby we live.
- Leo Tolstoy

Without knowing what I am and why I am here,
life is impossible.
- Leo Tolstoy

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the
link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
- Leo Tolstoy

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

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.
- Leo Tolstoy

Love is life.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.
Everything is united by it alone.
Love is God, and to die means that I,
a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
- Leo Tolstoy

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences,
one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves,
because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state,
and all men of our time are in such a state.
- Leo Tolstoy

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.
- Leo Tolstoy

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt


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