„Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.“

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Russian writer 1828 - 1910

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—  Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
"Three Methods Of Reform" in Pamphlets : Translated from the Russian (1900) as translated by Aylmer Maude, p. 29 Variant: Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. As quoted in The Artist's Way at Work : Riding the Dragon (1999) by Mark A. Bryan with Julia Cameron and Catherine A. Allen, p. 160

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