Famous quotes containing the words tolstoy and/or count:
“The Brahmins say that in their books there are many predictions of times in which it will rain. But press those books as strongly as you can, you can not get out of them a drop of water. So you can not get out of all the books that contain the best precepts the smallest good deed.”
—Leo Tolstoy (18281910)
“I wish to say that, in so far as I can, I hope to promote the enactment of further legislation of this character.
Theres nothing else one can say about meIm superfluous, in a word. A supernumerarythats all. Nature evidently didnt count on my appearance, and consequently treated me as an unexpected, uninvited guest.”
—Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (18181883)