Leo Tolstoy Quotes: It Was Long Before I Could Believe That

It Was Long Before I Could Believe That Human Learning Had No Clear Answer To This Question. For A Long Time It Seemed To Me, As I Listened To The Gravity And Seriousness Wherewith Science Affirmed Its Positions On Matters Unconnected With The Problem Of Life, That I Must Have Misunderstood Something. For A Long Time I Was Timid In The Presence In Learning, And I Fancied That The Insufficiency Of The Answers Which I Received Was Not Its Fault, But Was Owing To My Own Gross Ignorance, But This Thing Was Not A Joke Or A Pastime With Me, But The Business Of My Life, And I Was At Last Forced, Willy-nilly, To The Conclusion That These Questions Of Mine Were The Only Legitimate Questions Underlying All Knowledge, And That It Was Not I That Was In Fault In Putting Them, But Science In Pretending To Have An Answer For Them.
— Leo Tolstoy —

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