Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quotes from Leo Tolstoy

Judgement and punishment

“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and a life for a life”—this is not human law but a law made by animals.

When others do something wrong, we should blame their actions, not their soul.

Pay good for evil, and the total amount of good in this world will grow.


When it is in the soil, a seed is invisible, yet a huge tree eventually grows from it over time. In the same way, human thoughts can go unnoticed. Yet the greatest events in human history often grow from such thoughts.