Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (; Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й, Lev Nikolajevič Tolstoj, pronounced [lʲɛf nʲɪkɐˈɫaɪvʲɪtɕ tɐɫˈstoj] ( listen); 9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.
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Christ could certainly not have established the Church, that is, the institution we now call by that name, for nothing resembling our present conception of the Church — with its sacraments, its hierarchy, and especially its claim to infallibility — is to be found either in Christ's words or in the conceptions of the men of his time.
People with a grudge against the world are always dangerous. They seem to think life owes them something. I’ve known many who have suffered worse and been cut off from life much more…and they’ve managed to lead happy contented lives. It’s what’s in yourself that makes you happy or unhappy.