If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. — Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies 

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It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty. —  Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy 
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.

Leo Tolstoy