A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor-such is my idea of happiness.

More information about this quote

Authentication Score 0

Original Citation

Tolstoy, Leo. Семейное счастіе [Family Happiness]. The Russian Messenger, 1859.

Current Citation

Tolstoy, Leo. Family Happiness, translated by J. D. Duff. Harper Perennial, 2009.