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All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.


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"True life is lived when tiny changes occur." Make picture quote!
"War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves." Make picture quote!
"Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold." Make picture quote!
"Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us." Make picture quote!
"We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken." Make picture quote!
"Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal." Make picture quote!
"Music is the shorthand of emotion." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Boredom: the desire for desires." Make picture quote!
"Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Make picture quote!
"All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." Make picture quote!
"We lost because we told ourselves we lost." Make picture quote!
"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity." Make picture quote!
"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." Make picture quote!
"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth." Make picture quote!
"Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible." Make picture quote!
"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness." Make picture quote!
"In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"If you want to be happy, be." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love." Make picture quote!
"Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them." Make picture quote!
"He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Joy can be real only if people look upon their lives as an opportunity to be of service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness." Make picture quote!
"Life consists in penetrating the unknown, and fashioning our actions in accord with the new knowledge thus acquired. " Make picture quote!
"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly." Make picture quote!
"The hero of my tale, whom I love with all the power of my soul, whom I have tried to portray in all its beauty, who has been, is, and will be beautiful, is Truth." Make picture quote!
"The strongest of all warriors are these two - Time and Patience." Make picture quote!
"The strongest of all warriors are these two ??" Time and Patience." Make picture quote!




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