When you say, ‘I can’t do that,’ you’re expressing yourself incorrectly. You should say, ‘I couldn’t do that before.’
Other Leo Tolstoy quotes:
If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.
Each person's task in life is to become an increasingly better person.
Once we're thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it's only here that the new and the good begins.
Progress consists only in the greater clarification of answers to the basic questions of life.
Life consists in penetrating the unknown, and fashioning our actions in accord with the new knowledge thus acquired.
Whenever my life came to a halt, the questions would arise: Why? And what next?
The goal of our life should not be to find joy in marriage, but to bring more love and truth into the world.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.
Happiness consists in always aspiring perfection, the pause in any level in perfection is the pause of happiness.