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Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

The Church preachers never point out cases in which the command against fornication can be broken... But not so with the command of non-resistance.

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

When force is used against one who has not yet carried out his evil intent, I can never know which would be greater — the evil of my act of violence or of the act I want to prevent … What an immense mass of evil must result, and indeed does result, from allowing men to assume the right of anticipating what may happen. Ninety-nine per cent. of the evil of the world is founded on this reasoning.

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

A man cannot get rid of the responsibility for his own actions. And that is clear from the following example: If your officer commands you to kill your neighbor’s child, to kill your father or your mother, would you obey? If you would not obey, the whole argument falls to the ground, for if you can disobey the governors in one case, where do you draw the line up to which you can obey them?

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

Why does man have reason if he can only be influenced by violence?

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

The law of violence is not a law, but a simple fact which can only be a law when it does not meet with protest and opposition. It is like the cold, darkness, and weight, which people had to put up with until recently when warmth, illumination, and leverage were discovered.



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