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Quotes of the Day for 28 August 2002 – Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The Russian philosopher, peace activist, and writer Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy was born near Tula, Russia on this day in 1828. Here's a sample of his philosophy.

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The quotes:

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

I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders.

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
     -  Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy, 1828 - 1910


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