10 Great Quotes from 'War and Peace' (the book)

Intellectual Takeout | February 4, 2016

10 Great Quotes from 'War and Peace' (the book)

1) “The only thing that we know is that we know nothing — and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.”

 

2) “Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.”

 

3) “You will die — and it will all be over. You will die and find out everything — or cease asking.”

 

4) “Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.”

 

5) “Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.”

 

6) “How often we sin, how much we deceive, and all for what?... All will end in death, all!” 

 

7) “If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.”

 

8) “I simply want to live; to cause no evil to anyone but myself.”

 

9) “Everything depends on upbringing.” 

 

10) “Writing laws is easy, but governing is difficult.”