"Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy", also known as "Leo Tolstoy", was a Russians/Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright and philosopher who primarily wrote novels and short story/short stories. Tolstoy was a master of realistic fiction and is widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best known for two long novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). Tolstoy first achieved literary acclaim in his 20s with his semi-autobiographical trilogy of novels, Childhood (novel)/Childhood, Boyhood (novel)/Boyhood, and Youth (Leo Tolstoy novel)/Youth (1852–1856) and Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based on his experiences in the Crimean War. His fiction output also includes two additional novels, dozens of short stories, and several famous novellas, including The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness, and Hadji Murat (novel)/Hadji Murad. In addition to novels and short stories, he also wrote play (theater)/plays and philosophical essays on Christianity, nonviolent resistance, art and pacifism.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous novelists! More Leo Tolstoy on Wikipedia.
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conlusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleages, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.Leo Tolstoy