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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (11 November 1821 9 February 1881 ), sometimes transliterated Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and journalist. Dostoevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes. His most acclaimed works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872), and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Dostoevsky's body of works consists of 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short stories, and numerous other works. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest psychological novelists in world literature. His 1864 novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. Born in Moscow in 1821, Dostoevsky was introduced to literature at an early age through fairy tales and legends, and through books by Russian and foreign authors. His mother died in 1837 when he was 15, and around the same time, he left school to enter the Nikolayev Military Engineering Institute. After graduating, he worked as an engineer and briefly enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, translating books to earn extra money. In the mid-1840s he wrote his first novel, Poor Folk, which gained him entry into St. Petersburg's literary circles. Arrested in 1849 for belonging to a literary group that discussed banned books critical of Tsarist Russia, he was sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted at the last moment. He spent four years in a Siberian prison camp, followed by six years of compulsory military service in exile. In the following years, Dostoevsky worked as a journalist, publishing and editing several magazines of his own and later A Writer's Diary, a collection of his writings. He began to travel around western Europe and developed a gambling addiction, which led to financial hardship. For a time, he had to beg for money, but he eventually became one of the most widely read and highly regarded Russian writers. Dostoevsky was influenced by a wide variety of philosophers and authors including Pushkin, Gogol, Augustine, Shakespeare, Dickens, Balzac, Lermontov, Hugo, Poe, Plato, Cervantes, Herzen, Kant, Belinsky, Hegel, Schiller, Solovyov, Bakunin, Sand, Hoffmann, and Mickiewicz. His writings were widely read both within and beyond his native Russia and influenced an equally great number of later writers including Russians like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Anton Chekhov as well as philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre. His books have been translated into more than 170 languages.
Influences:Pushkin, Gogol, Augustine, Shakespeare, Dickens, Balzac, Lermontov, Hugo, Poe, Plato, Cervantes, Herzen, Kant, Belinsky, Hegel, Schiller, Solovyov, Bakunin, Sand, Hoffmann, Mickiewicz

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1:The soul is healed by being with children." ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
2:We have all the answers. It is the questions we do not know. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
3:The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.
   ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
4:What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
5:The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
6:The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month." ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
7:Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
8:The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
   ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
9:Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment,
10:Break what must be broken, once for all, that's all, and take the suffering on oneself.
   ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment,
11:Killing myself was a matter of such indifference to me that I felt like waiting for a moment when it would make some difference. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,
12:Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
13:Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov,
14:Jordan Peterson's Book List
1. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
2. 1984 - George Orwell
3. Road To Wigan Pier - George Orwell
4. Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
5. Demons - Fyodor Dostoevsky
6. Beyond Good And Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche
7. Ordinary Men - Christopher Browning
8. The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski
9. The Rape of Nanking - Iris Chang
10. Gulag Archipelago (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, & Vol. 3) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
11. Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl
12. Modern Man in Search of A Soul - Carl Jung
13. Maps Of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief - Jordan B. Peterson
14. A History of Religious Ideas (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3) - Mircea Eliade
15. Affective Neuroscience - Jaak Panksepp ~ Jordan Peterson,
15:And He will judge and will forgive all, the good and the evil, the wise and the meek . . . And when He has done with all of them, then He will summon us. 'You too come forth,' He will say, 'Come forth ye drunkards, come forth, ye weak ones, come forth, ye children of shame!' And we shall all come forth, without shame and shall stand before him. And He will say unto us, 'Ye are swine, made in the Image of the Beast and with his mark; but come ye also!' And the wise ones and those of understanding will say, 'Oh Lord, why dost Thou receive these men?' And He will say, 'This is why I receive them, oh ye wise, this is why I receive them, oh ye of understanding, that not one of them believed himself to be worthy of this.' And He will hold out His hands to us and we shall fall down before him . . . and we shall weep . . . and we shall understand all things! Then we shall understand everything! . . . and all will understand ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
16:I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the power of living on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. And it is just this faith of mine that they laugh at. But how can I help believing it? I have seen the truth ~ it is not as though I had invented it with my mind, I have seen it, seen it, and the living image of it has filled my soul for ever. I have seen it in such full perfection that I cannot believe that it is impossible for people to have it. And so how can I go wrong? I shall make some slips no doubt, and shall perhaps talk in second-hand language, but not for long: the living image of what I saw will always be with me and will always correct and guide me. Oh, I am full of courage and freshness, and I will go on and on if it were for a thousand years! Do you know, at first I meant to conceal the fact that I corrupted them, but that was a mistake ~ that was my first mistake! But truth whispered to me that I was lying, and preserved me and corrected me. But how establish paradise ~ I don't know, because I do not know how to put it into words. After my dream I lost command of words. All the chief words, anyway, the most necessary ones. But never mind, I shall go and I shall keep talking, I won't leave off, for anyway I have seen it with my own eyes, though I cannot describe what I saw. But the scoffers do not understand that. It was a dream, they say, delirium, hallucination. Oh! As though that meant so much! And they are so proud! A dream! What is a dream? And is not our life a dream? I will say more. Suppose that this paradise will never come to pass (that I understand), yet I shall go on preaching it. And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted ~ you will find out at once how to arrange it all. And yet it's an old truth which has been told and retold a billion times ~ but it has not formed part of our lives! The consciousness of life is higher than life, the knowledge of the laws of happiness is higher than happiness ~ that is what one must contend against. And I shall. If only everyone wants it, it can be arranged at once. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:I'm drunk but truthful. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
2:I have a plan-to go mad. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
3:Life had replaced logic. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
4:Money is coined liberty. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
5:Beauty will save the world ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
6:Beauty would save the world. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
7:We are citizens of eternity. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
8:Hell is the inability to love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
9:If not reason, then the devil. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
10:Reason is the slave of passion. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
11:To think too much is a disease. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
12:Be the sun and all will see you. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
13:Above all, don't lie to yourself. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
14:Every man needs a place to go to. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
15:Make us your slaves, but feed us. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
16:Man is bound to lie about himself ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
17:The Russian soul is a dark place. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
18:Trifles, trifles are what matter! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
19:Above all, do not lie to yourself. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
20:Being in love doesn't mean loving. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
21:If there is no God, then I am God. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
22:The world will be saved by beauty. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
23:I am crazy about mysterious things. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
24:Man is stupid, phenomenally stupid. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
25:We are all happy if we but knew it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
26:When reason fails, the devil helps! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
27:God is the pain of the fear of death ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
28:I want to suffer so that I may love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
29:One can fall in love and still hate. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
30:I utter what you would not dare think ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
31:Right attitudes produces right action ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
32:Speak of a wolf and you see his tail! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
33:Who doesn't desire his fathers death? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
34:Without God all things are permitted. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
35:Everything passes, only truth remains. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
36:Everything seems stupid when it fails. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
37:If God is dead, everything is allowed. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
38:Love life more than the meaning of it? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
39:God knows what is in me in place of me. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
40:You can be sincere and still be stupid. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
41:A hundred suspicions don't make a proof. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
42:Pass us by, and forgive us our happiness ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
43:To live without Hope is to Cease to live. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
44:Woe to the man who offends a small child! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
45:God knows what lives in me in place of me. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
46:Humiliate the reason and distort the soul. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
47:Let us be servants in order to be leaders. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
48:Life had stepped into the place of theory. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
49:The soul is healed by being with children. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
50:To cook your hare you must first catch it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
51:He who masters the grey everyday is a hero. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
52:I am too young and I've loved you too much. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
53:Suppose, gentleman, that man is not stupid. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
54:Catch several hares and you won't catch one. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
55:Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
56:Homeopathic doses are perhaps the strongest. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
57:If there is no God, everything is permitted. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
58:Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
59:They won't let me ... I can't be ... good! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
60:A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
61:But people will laugh at all sorts of things. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
62:Life is in ourselves and not in the external. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
63:Only through suffering can we find ourselves. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
64:From a hundred rabbits you can't make a horse. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
65:I am alone, I thought, and they are everybody. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
66:I want to suffer and be purified by suffering! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
67:Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
68:The consciousness of life is higher than life. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
69:There is no virtue if there is no immortality. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
70:We all come out from Gogol's &
71:With love one can live even without happiness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
72:Can a man of perception respect himself at all? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
73:Compassion is the chief law of human existence. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
74:If God does not exist, everything is permitted. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
75:Taking a new step. . .is what people fear most. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
76:Realists do not fear the results of their study. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
77:... you simply can't imagine what men will say! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
78:But how could you live and have no story to tell? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
79:Gambling is a most foolish and imprudent pursuit. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
80:I drink because I wish to multiply my sufferings. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
81:And so in that very shame I suddenly begin a hymn. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
82:Drowning men, it is said, cling to wisps of straw. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
83:If the person laughs well, they are a good person. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
84:Never mind a little dirt, if the goal is splendid! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
85:Only the heart knows how to find what is precious. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
86:Wealth is the number of things one can do without. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
87:Hang your merit. I don't seek anyone's approbation. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
88:If there were no God, he would have to be invented. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
89:Lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
90:Oh I've plenty of time, my time is entirely my own. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
91:What terrible tragedies realism inflicts on people. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
92:They were like two enemies in love with one another. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
93:I feel pity for him, and that is a poor sign of love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
94:To love someone means to see him as God intended him. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
95:If God does not exist, then everything is permissible. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
96:Lying is a delightful thing for it leads to the truth. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
97:Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
98:The perpetration of a crime is accompanied by illness! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
99:There is not a thing that is more positive than bread. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
100:How good life is when one does something good and just! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
101:I cannot understand why the world is arranged as it is. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
102:a man is no example for a woman. It’s a different thing. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
103:It is amazing what one ray of sunshine can do for a man! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
104:Neither man nor nation can exist without a sublime idea. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
105:To love is to suffer and there can be no love otherwise. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
106:Forgive me... for my love -for ruining you with my love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
107:Oh, if only I did nothing simply as a result of laziness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
108:Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
109:Viper will eat viper, and it would serve them both right! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
110:a man is no example for a woman. It’s a different thing. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
111:I punish myself for my whole life, my whole life I punish. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
112:Luxuries are easy to take up but very difficult to give up ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
113:The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
114:This is my last message to you: in sorrow, seek happiness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
115:Gentlemen, I am tormented by questions; answer them for me. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
116:If everything on earth were rational, nothing would happen. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
117:If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
118:It's the moon that makes it so still, weaving some mystery. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
119:Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
120:Russia was a slave in Europe but would be a master in Asia. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
121:The man who is happy is fulfilling the purpose of existence ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
122:The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
123:What is the use of Christ's words, unless we set an example? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
124:Drive nature out of the door and it will fly in at the window ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
125:I believe the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
126:Walking along the crowded row He met the one he used to know. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
127:Can a man possessing conciousness ever really respect himself? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
128:One must first learn to live oneself before one blames others. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
129:The more incompetent one feels, the more eager he is to fight. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
130:After all, bluff and real emotion exist so easily side by side. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
131:It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
132:I cannot truly imagine a truly great person who hasn't suffered. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
133:I do not rebel against my God, I simply do not accept his world. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
134:I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
135:Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
136:To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
137:To love another person is to see them as God intended them to be. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
138:Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
139:I gave up caring about anything, and all the problems disappeared. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
140:In abstract love of humanity one almost always only loves oneself. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
141:In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
142:On our earth we can only love withsuffering and through suffering. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
143:They have this social justification for every nasty thing they do! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
144:A single day is sufficient for a man to discover what happiness is. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
145:I am a sick man... I am a spiteful man. I am a most unpleasant man. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
146:If they drive God from the earth, we shall shelter Him underground. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
147:Man is a pliable animal, a being who gets accustomed to everything! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
148:Men like to to count their troubles; few calculate their happiness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
149:To begin with unlimited freedom is to end with unlimited despotism. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
150:If man has one good memory to go by, that may be enough to save him. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
151:... it all, maybe, most likely, indeed, might turn out for the best. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
152:There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
153:Truly great men must, I think, experience great sorrow on the earth. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
154:And though I suffer for you, yet it eases my heart to suffer for you. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
155:If thou love each thing thou wilt perceive the mystery of God in all. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
156:Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
157:... what you need more than anything in life is a definite position. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
158:Your hand is cold, mine burns like fire. How blind you are, Nastenka! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
159:For broad understanding and deep feeling, you need pain and suffering. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
160:Happiness lies not in happiness but only in the attempt to achieve it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
161:Life is paradise, and we are all in paradise, but we refuse to see it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
162:The jealous are the readiest of all to forgive, and all women know it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
163:There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
164:If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery of things. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
165:Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
166:Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
167:My God, a moment of bliss. Why, isn't that enough for a whole lifetime? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
168:The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
169:You ache with it all; and the more mysterious it is, the more you ache. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
170:I've long stopped worrying about who invented whom - God man or man God. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
171:Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
172:Right or wrong, it's very pleasant to break something from time to time. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
173:There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
174:I did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
175:In the realist, faith is not born from miracles, but miracles from faith. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
176:It's in the homes of spiteful old widows that one finds such cleanliness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
177:It's not miracles that generate faith, but faith that generates miracles. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
178:The formula &
179:To be acutely conscious is a disease, a real, honest-to-goodness disease. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
180:Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering... ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
181:The death of a child is the greatest reason to doubt the existence of God. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
182:To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
183:To go wrong in one's own way is better then to go right in someone else's. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
184:What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
185:I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
186:... one could never judge a man without seeing him close, for oneself ... ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
187:Suffering is part and parcel of extensive intelligence and a feeling heart. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
188:The absurd is only too necessary on earth. The world stands on absurdities. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
189:... , twice two is four is not life, gentlemen, but the beginning of death. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
190:What does reason know? Reason only knows what it has succeeded in learning. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
191:Everything will come in due course, if you have the gumption to wait for it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
192:You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
193:Accept suffering and achieve atonement through it — that is what you must do. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
194:Anyone who can appease a man's conscience can take his freedom away from him. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
195:Everybody wants to change the world, but nobody thinks about changing himself. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
196:The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
197:What does reason know? Reason only knows what it has succeeded in learning... ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
198:But to fall in love does not mean to love. One can fall in love and still hate. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
199:Here is a commandment for you: seek happiness in sorrow. Work, work tirelessly. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
200:No, evidently habit means a lot. The devil knows what habit can do to a person. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
201:Put away your gods and come and worship ours, or we will kill you and your gods! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
202:The meanest and most hateful thing about money is that it even gives one talent. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
203:The more I detest men individually the more ardent becomes my love for humanity. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
204:... there is no explaining anything by reasoning and so it is useless to reason. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
205:The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
206:I have no self-respect. But can a man of acute sensibility respect himself at all? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
207:It is easier for a Russian to become an atheist than for anyone else in the world. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
208:It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
209:Psychology lures even most serious people into romancing, and quite unconsciously. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
210:There is no object on earth which cannot be looked at from a cosmic point of view. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
211:We have all lost touch with life, we all limp, each to a greater or lesser degree. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
212:Hold your tongue; you won't understand anything. If there is no God, then I am God. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
213:I almost do not exist now and I know it; God knows what lives in me in place of me. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
214:When he has lost all hope, all object in life, man becomes a monster in his misery. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
215:The degree of a nation’s civilization can be seen in the way it treats its prisoners ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
216:What do you think, would not one tiny crime be wiped out by thousands of good deeds? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
217:I never have frustrations. The reason is to wit: Of at first I don't succeed, I quit! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
218:It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
219:A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
220:In a way there's only a fine shade of difference between the healthy and the deranged. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
221:Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
222:Sorrow compressed my heart, and I felt I would die, and then... Well, then I woke up. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
223:The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
224:The world stands on absurdities, and without them perhaps nothing at all would happen. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
225:And if there's love, you can do without happiness too. Even with sorrow, life is sweet. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
226:Break what must be broken, once for all, that's all, and take the suffering on oneself. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
227:Faith does not, in the realist, spring from the miracle but the miracle from the faith. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
228:Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
229:Two times two will be four even without my will. Is that what you call man's free will? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
230:A beast can never be as cruel as a human being, so artistically, so picturesquely cruel. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
231:It is a law of nature that every decent man on earth is bound to be a coward and a slave ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
232:I will put up with any mockery rather than pretend that I am satisfied when I am hungry. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
233:Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
234:My soul bleeds and the blood steadily, silently, disturbingly slowly, swallows me whole. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
235:Sometimes a man is intensely, even passionately, attached to suffering — that is a fact. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
236:Sorrow compressed my heart, and I felt I would die, and then . . . Well, then I woke up. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
237:Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
238:There is nothing easier than lopping off heads and nothing harder than developing ideas. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
239:You must accept it as it is, and hence accept all consequences. A wall is indeed a wall. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
240:Destroy my desires, eradicate my ideals, show me something better, and I will follow you. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
241:I am a sick man... I am a spiteful man. An unattractive man. I think that my liver hurts. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
242:I believe there is no one deeper, lovelier, more sympathetic and more perfect than Jesus. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
243:My feelings, gratitude, for instance, are denied me simply because of my social position. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
244:Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
245:If he's alive he has everything in his power! Whose fault is it he doesn't understand that ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
246:If he's honest, he'll steal; if he's human, he'll murder; if he's faithful, he'll deceive. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
247:Is there in the whole world a being who would have the right to forgive and could forgive? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
248:It’s not God that I don’t accept, Alyosha, only I most respectfully return him the ticket. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
249:It was a wonderful night, such a night as is only possible when we are young, dear reader. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
250:The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
251:It's the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
252:Man is a creative animal, doomed to strive toward a goal, engaged in full-time engineering. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
253:originality and a feeling of one's own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
254:Bad people are to be found everywhere, but even among the worst there may be something good. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
255:I believe there is no one deeper, lovelier, more sympathetic and more perfect than Jesus... ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
256:Russians alone are able to combine so many opposites in themselves at one and the same time. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
257:The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
258:There is no idea, no fact, which could not be vulgarized and presented in a ludicrous light. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
259:To be in love is not the same as loving. You can be in love with a woman and still hate her. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
260:... you can never be sure of what has passed between husband and wife or lover and mistress. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
261:For if there's no everlasting God, there's no such thing as virtue, and there's no need of it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
262:you don't need free will to determine that twice two is four. that's not what i call free will ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
263:Being at a loss to resolve these questions, I am resolved to leave them without any resolution. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
264:I swear to you gentlemen, that to be overly conscious is a sickness, a real, thorough sickness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
265:Perhaps a normal man is supposed to be stupid-how do we know? Perhaps it's even very beautiful. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
266:The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
267:Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it ... one must have the courage to dare. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
268:I swear to you, sirs, that excessive consciousness is a disease&
269:It suddenly seemed to me that I was lonely, that everyone was forsaking me and going away from me. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
270:Man is unhappy because he doesn't know he's happy. If anyone finds out he'll become happy at once. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
271:Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
272:One must be a great man indeed to be able to hold out even against common sense." "Or else a fool. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
273:All the Utopias will come to pass only when we grow wings and all people are converted into angels. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
274:He does not like showing his feelings and would rather do a cruel thing than open his heart freely. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
275:In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, Make us your slaves, but feed us. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
276:I used to imagine adventures for myself, I invented a life, so that I could at least exist somehow. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
277:My friends, God is necessary for me if only because he is the one being who can be loved eternally. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
278:The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
279:What is hell?... The suffering that comes from the consciousness that one is no longer able to love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
280:Is it really not possible to touch the gaming table without being instantly infected by superstition? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
281:Loving someone is different from being in love with someone. You can hate someone you're in love with ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
282:Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
283:Everywhere I am the object of an unbelievable esteem, the interest in me is, quite simply, tremendous. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
284:He seemed, indeed, to accept everything without the least condemnation though often grieving bitterly. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
285:Man is a creature that can get accustomed to anything, and I think that is the best definition of him. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
286:They were renewed by love; the heart of each held infinite sources of life for the heart of the other. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
287:It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
288:They have succeeded in accumulating a greater mass of objects, but the joy in the world has grown less. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
289:If you can put the question, &
290:That's always the way with fanatics; they cross themselves at the tavern and throw stones at the temple. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
291:Until you have become really, in actual fact, as brother to everyone, brotherhood will not come to pass. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
292:A widow, the mother of a family, and from her heart she produces chords to which my whole being responds. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
293:If he has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake. That will be his punishment-as well as the prison. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
294:There are chance meetings with strangers that interest us from the first moment, before a word is spoken. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
295:... you are a man still young, so to say, in your first youth and so put intellect above everything ... ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
296:Every man looks out for himself, and he has the happiest life who manages to hoodwink himself best of all. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
297:Grown-up people do not know that a child can give exceedingly good advice even in the most difficult case. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
298:Nothing has ever been more insupportable for a man and a human society than freedom. –The Grand Inquisitor ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
299:What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that independence may cost and wherever it may lead. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
300:How many ideas have there been in the history of man which were unthinkable ten years before they appeared? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
301:I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
302:A society should be judged not by how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
303:How does it come about that what an intelligent man expresses is much stupider than what remains inside him? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
304:It is man's unique privilege, among all other organisms. By pursuing falsehood you will arrive at the truth! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
305:Nothing has ever been more insupportable for a man and a human society than freedom. –The Grand Inquisitor ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
306:&
307:At first, art imitates life. Then life will imitate art.Then life will find its very existence from the arts. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
308:But what can a decent man speak of with most pleasure? Answer: Of himself. Well, so I will talk about myself. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
309:I am strongly convinced that not only too much consciousness but even any consciousness at all is a sickness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
310:Just take a look around you: Blood is flowing in rivers and in such a jolly way you’d think it was champagne. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
311:We always imagine eternity as something beyond our conception, something vast, vast! But why must it be vast? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
312:Love to throw yourself on the earth and kiss it. Kiss the earth and love it with an unceasing, consuming love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
313:Just take a look around you: Blood is flowing in rivers and in such a jolly way you’d think it was champagne. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
314:There is nothing more alluring to man than freedom of conscience, but neither is there anything more agonizing. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
315:But gamblers know how a man can sit for almost twenty-four hours at cards, without looking to right, or to left. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
316:Civilization has made man, if not always more bloodthirsty, at least more viciously, more horribly bloodthirsty. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
317:For what is man without desires, without free will, and without the power of choice but a stop in an organ pipe? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
318:I walked along Nevsky Avenue.Actually it was more torture, humiliation, and bilious irritation than a stroll... ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
319:Love a man, even in his sin, for that love is a likeness of the divine love, and is the summit of love on earth. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
320:Nothing is more seductive for a man than his freedom of conscience, but nothing is a greater cause of suffering. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
321:So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find someone to worship. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
322:When . . . in the course of all these thousands of years has man ever acted in accordance with his own interests? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
323:Civilization merely develops man's capacity for a greater variety of sensations, and ... absolutely nothing else. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
324:Yes, that's right... love should come before logic ... Only then will man come to understand the meaning of life. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
325:Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
326:For all is like an ocean, all flows and connects; touch it in one place and it echoes at the other end of the world. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
327:Here my tears are falling, Nastenka. Let them flow, let them flow - they don't hurt anybody. They will dry Nastenka. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
328:We are born dead, and we are becoming more and more contented with our condition. We are acquiring the taste for it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
329:But yet I am firmly persuaded that a great deal of consciousness, every sort of consciousness, in fact, is a disease. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
330:One man doesn't believe in god at all, while the other believes in him so thoroughly that he prays as he murders men! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
331:Besides, nowadays, almost all capable people are terribly afraid of being ridiculous, and are miserable because of it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
332:Human laziness makes people pigeonhole one another at first site so that they find nothing in common with one another. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
333:I sometimes think love consists precisely of the voluntary gift by the loved object of the right to tyrannize over it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
334:Life is what matters, life alone - the continuous, eternal process of discovering life - and not the discovery itself. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
335:The more you succeed in loving, the more you'll be convinced at the existence of God and the immortality of your soul. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
336:For a woman, all resurrection, all salvation, from whatever perdition, lies in love; in fact, it is her only way to it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
337:One must love life before loving its meaning ... yes, and when the love of life disappears, no meaning can console us. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
338:In sinning, each man sins against all, and each man is at least partly guilt for another's sin. There is no isolated sin. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
339:Of course I shall go astray often... for who does not make mistakes? But I cannot go far wrong for I have seen the truth. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
340:You see I kept asking myself then: why am I so stupid that if others are stupid—and I know they are—yet I won't be wiser? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
341:What is most vile and despicable about money is that it even confers talent. And it will do so until the end of the world. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
342:In most cases, people, even wicked people, are far more naive and simple-hearted than one generally assumes. And so are we. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
343:The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
344:He who desires to see the living God face-to-face should not seek him in the empty, firmament of his mind, but in human love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
345:Schoolboys are a merciless race, individually they are angels, but together, especially in schools, they are often merciless. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
346:In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
347:What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
348:I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
349:If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man ... just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
350:Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
351:Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
352:I am a fool with a heart but no brains, and you are a fool with brains but no heart; and we’re both unhappy, and we both suffer. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
353:I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
354:Killing myself was a matter of such indifference to me that I felt like waiting for a moment when it would make some difference. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
355:Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
356:Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
357:Whatever distinguishes one lump of flesh from another when we're alive, we're all the same once we're dead. Just used-up shells. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
358:It is necessary that every man have at least somewhere to go. For there are times when one absolutely must go at least somewhere! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
359:. . . finally, I couldn't imagine how I could live without books, and I stopped dreaming about marrying that Chinese prince. . . . ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
360:I am a fool with a heart but no brains, and you are a fool with brains but no heart; and we’re both unhappy, and we both suffer. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
361:I wanted to discuss the suffering of humanity in general, but perhaps we'd better confine ourselves to the sufferings of children. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
362:Men are made for happiness, and he who is completely happy has the right to say to himself, &
363:Since I wasn't consulted at the time of the creation of the world, I reserve for myself the right to have my own opinion about it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
364:The whole work of man really seems to consist in nothing but proving to himself every minute that he is a man and not a piano key. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
365:It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them — the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
366:That's just the point: an honest and sensitive man opens his heart, and the man of business goes on eating - and then he eats you up. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
367:It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them — the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
368:One circumstance tormented me then: Namely, that no one else was like me, and I was like no one else. I am only one, and they are all. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
369:But what are years, what are months!" he would exclaim. "Why count the days, when even one day is enough for man to know all happiness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
370:If it were considered desirable to destroy a human being, the only thing necessary would be to give his work a character of uselessness ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
371:The prince says that the world will be saved by beauty! And I maintain that the reason he has such playful ideas is that he is in love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
372:It's in despair that you find the sharpest pleasures, particularly when you are most acutely aware of the hopelessness of your position. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
373:Power is only vouchsafed to the man who dares to stoop and pick it up. There is only one thing, one thing needful: one has only to dare! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
374:Although your mind works, your heart is darkened with depravity; and without a pure heart there can be no complete and true consciousness ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
375:Don't think I'm talking nonsense because I'm drunk. I'm not a bit drunk. Brandy's all very well, but I need two bottles to make me drunk. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
376:There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
377:What if, when this fog scatters and flies upward, the whole rotten, slimey city goes with it, rises with the fog and vanishes like smoke. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
378:I agree that two and two make four is an excellent thing; but to give everything its due, two and two make five is also a very fine thing. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
379:It is not the real punishment. The only effectual one, the only deterrent and softening one, lies in the recognition of sin by conscience. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
380:Sometimes we desire absolute nonsense because in our stupidity we see in this nonsense the easiest way of attaining some conjectural good. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
381:Love children especially, for they too are sinless like the angels; they live to soften and purify our hearts and, as it were, to guide us. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
382:To achieve perfection, one must first begin by not understanding many things! And if we understand too quickly, we may not understand well. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
383:To care only for well-being seems to me positively ill-bred. Whether it’s good or bad, it is sometimes very pleasant, too, to smash things. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
384:It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
385:People with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few in number, extraordinarily so, in fact. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
386:they may all be drunk at my place, but they're all honest, and though we do lie-because I lie, too-in the end we'll lie our way to the truth ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
387:You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
388:Perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I've never been able to start or finish anything. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
389:You’re a gentleman,” they used to say to him. “You shouldn’t have gone murdering people with a hatchet; that’s no occupation for a gentleman. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
390:It’s not God that I do not accept, you understand, it is this world of God’s, created by God, that I do not accept and cannot agree to accept. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
391:Don’t let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
392:You can't be angry with me, because I am a hundred times more severely punished than you, if only by the fact that I shall never see you again. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
393:It is always so, when we are unhappy we feel more strongly the unhappiness of others; our feeling is not shattered, but becomes concentrated... ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
394:My God, but what do I care about the laws of nature and arithmatic if for some reason these laws and two times two is four are not to my liking? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
395:One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
396:And, indeed, I will ask on my own account here, an idle question: which is better - cheap happiness or exalted sufferings? Well, which is better? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
397:A new philosophy, a new way of life, is not given for nothing. It has to be paid dearly for and only acquired with much patience and great effort ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
398:Don’t let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
399:I have been tortured with longing to believe ... and the yearning grows stronger the more cogent the intellectual difficulties stand in the way. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
400:They tease me now, telling me it was only a dream. But does it matter whether it was a dream or reality, if the dream made known to me the truth? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
401:An artist must know the reality he is depicting in its minutest detail. In my opinion we have only one shining example of that - Count Leo Tolstoy. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
402:Even as I approach the gambling hall, as soon as I hear, two rooms away, the jingle of money poured out on the table, I almost go into convulsions. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
403:And yet I am convinced that man will never give up true suffering- that is, destruction and chaos. Why, suffering is the sole root of consciousness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
404:Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
405:An anguish of longing would boil up inside me; a hysterical thirst for contradictions and contrasts would appear, and I would embark on dissipations. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
406:Of course my jokes are in poor taste, inappropriate, and confused; they reveal my lack of security. But that is because I have no respect for myself. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
407:But I always liked side-paths, little dark back-alleys behind the main road- there one finds adventures and surprises, and precious metal in the dirt. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
408:Man has not the right to turn aside and heed not what is happening in the world around him, and this I maintain on moral grounds of the highest order. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
409:To strive consciously for an object and to engage in engineering - that is, incessantly and eternally to make new roads, wherever they may lead. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
410:Eh, brother, but nature has to be corrected and guided, otherwise we'd all drown in prejudices. Without that there wouldn't be even a single great man. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
411:If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
412:Thus, as a result of heightened consciousness, a man feels as if it's all right if he's bad as long as he knows it- as though that were any consolation. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
413:Believe to the end, even if all men went astray and you were left the only one faithful; bring your offering even then and praise God in your loneliness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
414:In summer, intolerable closeness; in winter, unendurable cold. All the floors were rotten. Filth on the floors an inch thick; one could slip and fall... ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
415:We do not understand that life is paradise, for it suffices only to wish to understand it, and at once paradise will appear in front of us in its beauty. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
416:I have seen the truth. It is not as though I had invented it in my mind. I have seen it, SEEN IT and the living image of it has filled my soul forever... ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
417:Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. Loving all, you will perceive the mystery of God in all. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
418:And, indeed, I will at this point ask an idle question on my own account: which is better — cheap happiness or exalted sufferings? Well, which is better? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
419:Let it not be a beautiful face,' I thought, &
420:Love is such a priceless treasure that you can buy the whole world with it, and redeem not only your own but other people's sins. Go, and do not be afraid. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
421:And the more I drink the more I feel it. That's why I drink too. I try to find sympathy and feeling in drink... . I drink so that I may suffer twice as much! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
422:Inventors and geniuses have almost always been looked on as no better than fools at the beginning of their career, and very frequently at the end of it also. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
423:We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
424:A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
425:But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
426:I know that you don't believe it, but indeed, life will bring you through. You will live it down in time. What you need now is fresh air, fresh air, fresh air! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
427:Or renounce life altogether! Accept fate obediently as it is, once and for all, and stifle everything in myself, renouncing any right to act, to live, to love. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
428:I love the sticky leaves in spring, the blue sky — that’s all it is. It’s not a matter of intellect or logic, it’s loving with one’s inside, with one’s stomach. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
429:Through error you come to the truth! I am a man because I err! You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely a hundred and fourteen. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
430:Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
431:Often a man endures for several years, submits and suffers the cruellest punishments, and then suddenly breaks out over some minute trifle, almost nothing at all. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
432:Above all, avoid falsehood, every kind of falsehood, especially falseness to yourself. Watch over your own deceitfulness and look into it every hour, every minute. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
433:I go to spread the tidings, I want to spread the tidings of what? Of the truth , for I have seen it, have seen it with my own eyes , have seen it in all its glory . ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
434:A cultivated and decent man cannot be vain without setting a fearfully high standard for himself, and without despising and almost hating himself at certain moments. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
435:Beyond the grave they will find nothing but death. But we shall keep the secret, and for their happiness we shall allure them with the reward of heaven and eternity. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
436:.. But do you understand, I cry to him, do you understand that along with happiness, in the exact same way, in perfectly equal proportion, man also needs unhappiness ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
437:Dreams seem to be spurred on not by reason but by desire, not by the head but by the heart, and yet what complicated tricks my reason has played sometimes in dreams. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
438:Existentialism isn't so atheistic that it wears itself out showing that God doesn't exist. Rather, it declares that even if God did exist, that would change nothing. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
439:Don’t be overwise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don’t be afraid - the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
440:We don't understand that life is heaven, for we have only to understand that and it will at once be fulfilled in all its beauty, we shall embrace each other and weep. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
441:From harmony, from heavenly harmony, This universal frame began: From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
442:Alyosha's heart could not bear uncertainty, for the nature of his love was always active. He could not love passively; once he loved, he immediately also began to help. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
443:My sweetheart! When I think of you, it's as if I'm holding some healing balm to my sick soul, and although i suffer for you, i find that even suffering for you is easy. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
444:... one may say anything about the history of the world - anything that might enter the most disordered imagination. The only thing one can't say is that it's rational. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
445:The chief thing is to love others likeyourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted - you will find out at once how to arrange it all. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
446:Learning to love is hard and we pay dearly for it. It takes hard work and a long apprenticeship, for it is not just for a moment that we must learn to love, but forever. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
447:And it is so simple... The one thing is - love thy neighbor as thyself - that is the one thing. That is all, nothing else is needed. You will instantly find how to live. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
448:Atheism: It seeks to replace in itself the moral power of religion, in order to appease the spiritual thirst of parched humanity and save it; not by Christ, but by force. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
449:Don’t be overwise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don’t be afraid - the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
450:God has such gladness every time he sees from heaven that a sinner is praying to Him with all his heart, as a mother has when she sees the first smile on her baby's face. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
451:God is necessary, and therefore must exist... But I know that he does not and cannot exist... Don't you understand that a man with these two thoughts cannot go on living? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
452:There is nothing higher and stronger and more wholesome and useful for life in later years than some good memory, especially a memory connected with childhood, with home. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
453:I am a ridiculous man. They call me a madman now. That would be a distinct rise in my social position were it not that they still regard me as being as ridiculous as ever. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
454:Let us not forget that the reasons for human actions are usually incalculably more complex and diverse than we tend to explain them later, and are seldom clearly manifest. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
455:Paradise is hidden in each one of use, it is concealed within me too, right now, and if I wish, it will come for me in reality, tomorrow even, and for the rest of my life. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
456:Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. It's by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore I'm human ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
457:Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
458:The more conscious I was of goodness and of all that was &
459:I agree that two times two makes four is an excellent thing; but if we are dispensing praise, then two times two makes five is sometimes a most charming little thing as well. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
460:On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
461:We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
462:To kill someone for committing murder is a punishment incomparably worse than the crime itself. Murder by legal sentence is immeasurably more terrible than murder by brigands. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
463:Without a clear perception of his reasons for living, man will never consent to live, and will rather destroy himself than tarry on earth, though he be surrounded with bread". ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
464:Equality lies only in human moral dignity. ... Let there be brothers first, then there will be brotherhood, and only then will there be a fair sharing of goods among brothers. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
465:I am a sick man... I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I think my liver is diseased. Then again, I don't know a thing about my illness; I'm not even sure what hurts. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
466:The greater the stupidity, the greater the clarity. Stupidity is brief and guileless, while wit equivocates and hides. Wit is a scoundrel, while stupidity is honest and sincere. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
467:Ah, Misha, he has a stormy spirit. His mind is in bondage. He is haunted by a great, unsolved doubt. He is one of those who don't want millions, but an answer to their questions. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
468:People really do like seeing their best friends humiliated; a large part of the friendship is based on humiliation; and that is an old truth,well known to all intelligent people. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
469:She looked much younger than her age, indeed, which is almost always the case with women who retain serenity of spirit, sensitiveness and pure sincere warmth of heart to old age. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
470:Actions are sometimes performed in a masterly and most cunning way, while the direction of the actions is deranged and dependent on various morbid impressions - it's like a dream. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
471:But man is so addicted to systems and to abstract conclusions that he is prepared deliberately to distort the truth, to close his eyes and ears, but justify his logic at all cost. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
472:May you be for ever blessed for that moment of bliss and happiness which you gave to another lonely and grateful heart. Isn't such a moment sufficient for the whole of one's life? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
473:Times of crisis, of disruption or constructive change, are not only predictable, but desirable. They mean growth. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
474:Faith does not, in the realist, spring from the miracle but the miracle from faith. If the realist once believes, then he is bound by his very realism to admit the miraculous also. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
475:if she had ordered me to throw myself down then, I would have done it! If she had said it only as a joke, said it with contempt, spitting on me&
476:If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
477:Money is coined liberty, and so it is ten times dearer to a man who is deprived of freedom. If money is jingling in his pocket, he is half consoled, even though he cannot spend it. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
478:Every ant knows the formula of its ant-hill, every bee knows the formula of its beehive. They know it in their own way, not in our way. Only humankind does not know its own formula. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
479:the most offensive is not their lying—one can always forgive lying—lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth—what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying… ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
480:What matters," said the prince at last, "is that you have a child's trusting nature and extraordinary truthfulness. Do you know that a great deal can be forgiven you for that alone? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
481:If someone proved to me that Christ is outside the truth, and that in reality the truth were outside of Christ, then I should prefer to remain with Christ rather than with the truth. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
482:A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
483:To a commonplace man of limited intellect, for instance, nothing is simpler than to imagine himself an original character, and to revel in that belief without the slightest misgiving. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
484:Whether one showed you and execution or a little finger, you would extract an equally edifying thought from both of them, and would still be content. That's the way to get on in life. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
485:My friend, the truth is always implausible, did you know that? To make the truth more plausible, it's absolutely necessary to mix a bit of falsehood with it. People have always done so. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
486:If the people around you are spiteful and callous and will not hear you, fall down before them and beg their forgiveness; for in truth you are to blame for their not wanting to hear you. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
487:Reality is infinitely diverse, compared with even the subtlest conclusions of abstract thought, and does not allow of clear-cut and sweeping distinctions. Reality resists classification. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
488:Was it all put into words, or did both understand that they had the same thing at heart and in their minds, so that there was no need to speak of it aloud, and better not to speak of it? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
489:Nature doesn't ask your permission; it doesn't care about your wishes, or whether you like its laws or not. You're obliged to accept it as it is, and consequently all its results as well. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
490:The most offensive is not their lying - one can always forgive lying - lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth - what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
491:In every idea of genius or in every new human idea, or, more simply still, in every serious human idea born in anyone's brain, there is something that cannot possibly be conveyed to others. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
492:Lack of originality, everywhere, all over the world, from time immemorial, has always been considered the foremost quality and the recommendation of the active, efficient and practical man. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
493:Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
494:Love the animals. God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Don't trouble it, don't harass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
495:People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
496:Beauty is a terrible and awful thing! It is terrible because it has not been fathomed, for God sets us nothing but riddles. Here the boundaries meet and all contradictions exist side by side. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
497:Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
498:The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being can believe in the divinity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for therein rests the whole of our faith. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
499:I am told that the proximity of punishment arouses real repentance in the criminal and sometimes awakens a feeling of genuine remorse in the most hardened heart; I am told this is due to fear. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
500:It's a burden to us even to be human beings-men with our own real body and blood; we are ashamed of it, we think it a disgrace and try to contrive to be some sort of impossible generalized man. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove

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1:I'm drunk but truthful. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
2:I have a plan-to go mad. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
3:Money is coined liberty. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
4:Beauty will save the world ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
5:...chance may do anything. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
6:Life [had] replaced logic. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
7:Beauty would save the world. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
8:We are citizens of eternity. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
9:Hell is the inability to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
10:If not reason, then the devil. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
11:Reason is the slave of passion. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
12:To think too much is a disease. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
13:Be the sun and all will see you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
14:Above all, don't lie to yourself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
15:Every man needs a place to go to. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
16:Make us your slaves, but feed us. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
17:Man is bound to lie about himself ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
18:The Russian soul is a dark place. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
19:Trifles, trifles are what matter! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
20:Above all, do not lie to yourself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
21:Being in love doesn't mean loving. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
22:If there is no God, then I am God. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
23:The world will be saved by beauty. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
24:I am crazy about mysterious things. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
25:Man is stupid, phenomenally stupid. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
26:We are all happy if we but knew it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
27:When reason fails, the devil helps! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
28:God is the pain of the fear of death ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
29:I want to suffer so that I may love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
30:One can fall in love and still hate. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
31:I utter what you would not dare think ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
32:Right attitudes produces right action ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
33:Speak of a wolf and you see his tail! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
34:Who doesn't desire his fathers death? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
35:Without God all things are permitted. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
36:Everything passes, only truth remains. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
37:Everything seems stupid when it fails. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
38:Love life more than the meaning of it? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
39:You can be sincere and still be stupid. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
40:A hundred suspicions don't make a proof. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
41:Pass us by, and forgive us our happiness ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
42:We all come out from Gogol's 'Overcoat'. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
43:To live without Hope is to Cease to live. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
44:Woe to the man who offends a small child! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
45:God knows what lives in me in place of me. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
46:Humiliate the reason and distort the soul. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
47:Let us be servants in order to be leaders. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
48:Life had stepped into the place of theory. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
49:The soul is healed by being with children. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
50:They won't let me ... I can't be ... good! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
51:To cook your hare you must first catch it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
52:He who masters the grey everyday is a hero. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
53:I am too young and I've loved you too much. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
54:Suppose, gentleman, that man is not stupid. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
55:Catch several hares and you won't catch one. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
56:Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
57:Homeopathic doses are perhaps the strongest. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
58:If there is no God, everything is permitted. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
59:Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
60:A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
61:But people will laugh at all sorts of things. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
62:Life is in ourselves and not in the external. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
63:Only through suffering can we find ourselves. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
64:From a hundred rabbits you can't make a horse. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
65:I am alone, I thought, and they are everybody. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
66:I want to suffer and be purified by suffering! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
67:Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
68:The consciousness of life is higher than life. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
69:There is no virtue if there is no immortality. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
70:With love one can live even without happiness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
71:Can a man of perception respect himself at all? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
72:Compassion is the chief law of human existence. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
73:If God does not exist, everything is permitted. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
74:Taking a new step. . .is what people fear most. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
75:... you simply can't imagine what men will say! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
76:Realists do not fear the results of their study. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
77:But how could you live and have no story to tell? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
78:Gambling is a most foolish and imprudent pursuit. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
79:I drink because I wish to multiply my sufferings. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
80:And so in that very shame I suddenly begin a hymn. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
81:Drowning men, it is said, cling to wisps of straw. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
82:If the person laughs well, they are a good person. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
83:Never mind a little dirt, if the goal is splendid! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
84:Only the heart knows how to find what is precious. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
85:Wealth is the number of things one can do without. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
86:Hang your merit. I don't seek anyone's approbation. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
87:If there were no God, he would have to be invented. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
88:Lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
89:Oh I've plenty of time, my time is entirely my own. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
90:What terrible tragedies realism inflicts on people. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
91:They were like two enemies in love with one another. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
92:I feel pity for him, and that is a poor sign of love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
93:To love someone means to see him as God intended him. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
94:If God does not exist, then everything is permissible. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
95:Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
96:The perpetration of a crime is accompanied by illness! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
97:There is not a thing that is more positive than bread. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
98:How good life is when one does something good and just! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
99:I cannot understand why the world is arranged as it is. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
100:a man is no example for a woman. It’s a different thing. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
101:Forgive me... for my love -for ruining you with my love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
102:It is amazing what one ray of sunshine can do for a man! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
103:Neither man nor nation can exist without a sublime idea. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
104:To love is to suffer and there can be no love otherwise. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
105:Oh, if only I did nothing simply as a result of laziness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
106:Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
107:Viper will eat viper, and it would serve them both right! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
108:I punish myself for my whole life, my whole life I punish. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
109:Luxuries are easy to take up but very difficult to give up ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
110:The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
111:This is my last message to you: in sorrow, seek happiness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
112:Gentlemen, I am tormented by questions; answer them for me. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
113:If everything on earth were rational, nothing would happen. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
114:If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
115:It's the moon that makes it so still, weaving some mystery. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
116:Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
117:Russia was a slave in Europe but would be a master in Asia. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
118:The man who is happy is fulfilling the purpose of existence ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
119:When reason fails, the devil helps. —Fyodor Dostoevsky ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton,
120:The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
121:What is the use of Christ's words, unless we set an example? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
122:What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
123:Drive nature out of the door and it will fly in at the window ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
124:I believe the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
125:Walking along the crowded row He met the one he used to know. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
126:We have all the answers. It is the questions we do not know. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
127:Can a man possessing conciousness ever really respect himself? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
128:One must first learn to live oneself before one blames others. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
129:The more incompetent one feels, the more eager he is to fight. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
130:After all, bluff and real emotion exist so easily side by side. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
131:It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
132:I cannot truly imagine a truly great person who hasn't suffered. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
133:I do not rebel against my God, I simply do not accept his world. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
134:I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
135:Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
136:To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
137:To love another person is to see them as God intended them to be. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
138:Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
139:I am a sick man...I am a spiteful man. I am a most unpleasant man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
140:I gave up caring about anything, and all the problems disappeared. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
141:In abstract love of humanity one almost always only loves oneself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
142:In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
143:One could never judge a man without seeing him close, for oneself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
144:On our earth we can only love withsuffering and through suffering. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
145:They have this social justification for every nasty thing they do! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
146:A single day is sufficient for a man to discover what happiness is. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
147:If they drive God from the earth, we shall shelter Him underground. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
148:...it all, maybe, most likely, indeed, might turn out for the best. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
149:Man is a pliable animal, a being who gets accustomed to everything! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
150:Men like to to count their troubles; few calculate their happiness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
151:The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
152:To begin with unlimited freedom is to end with unlimited despotism. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
153:If man has one good memory to go by, that may be enough to save him. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
154:There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
155:Truly great men must, I think, experience great sorrow on the earth. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
156:... what you need more than anything in life is a definite position. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
157:And though I suffer for you, yet it eases my heart to suffer for you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
158:If thou love each thing thou wilt perceive the mystery of God in all. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
159:Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
160:Your hand is cold, mine burns like fire. How blind you are, Nastenka! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
161:For broad understanding and deep feeling, you need pain and suffering. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
162:Happiness lies not in happiness but only in the attempt to achieve it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
163:Life is paradise, and we are all in paradise, but we refuse to see it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
164:The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.
   ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
165:The jealous are the readiest of all to forgive, and all women know it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
166:There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
167:If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery of things. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
168:Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
169:Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
170:My God, a moment of bliss. Why, isn't that enough for a whole lifetime? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
171:The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
172:You ache with it all; and the more mysterious it is, the more you ache. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
173:I've long stopped worrying about who invented whom - God man or man God. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
174:Right or wrong, it's very pleasant to break something from time to time. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
175:There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
176:I did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
177:In the realist, faith is not born from miracles, but miracles from faith. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
178:It's in the homes of spiteful old widows that one finds such cleanliness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
179:It's not miracles that generate faith, but faith that generates miracles. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
180:To be acutely conscious is a disease, a real, honest-to-goodness disease. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
181:Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
182:The death of a child is the greatest reason to doubt the existence of God. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
183:To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
184:..., twice two is four is not life, gentlemen, but the beginning of death. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
185:What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
186:I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
187:Suffering is part and parcel of extensive intelligence and a feeling heart. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
188:The absurd is only too necessary on earth. The world stands on absurdities. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
189:What does reason know? Reason only knows what it has succeeded in learning. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
190:What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
191:Everything will come in due course, if you have the gumption to wait for it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
192:There is no explaining anything by reasoning and so it is useless to reason. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
193:You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
194:Accept suffering and achieve atonement through it — that is what you must do. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
195:Anyone who can appease a man's conscience can take his freedom away from him. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
196:The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
197:But to fall in love does not mean to love. One can fall in love and still hate. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
198:Here is a commandment for you: seek happiness in sorrow. Work, work tirelessly. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
199:No, evidently habit means a lot. The devil knows what habit can do to a person. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
200:Put away your gods and come and worship ours, or we will kill you and your gods! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
201:The meanest and most hateful thing about money is that it even gives one talent. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
202:The more I detest men individually the more ardent becomes my love for humanity. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
203:The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
204:Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
205:I have no self-respect. But can a man of acute sensibility respect himself at all? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
206:It is easier for a Russian to become an atheist than for anyone else in the world. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
207:It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
208:Psychology lures even most serious people into romancing, and quite unconsciously. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
209:There is no object on earth which cannot be looked at from a cosmic point of view. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
210:We have all lost touch with life, we all limp, each to a greater or lesser degree. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
211:Hold your tongue; you won't understand anything. If there is no God, then I am God. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
212:I almost do not exist now and I know it; God knows what lives in me in place of me. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
213:When he has lost all hope, all object in life, man becomes a monster in his misery. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
214:The degree of a nation’s civilization can be seen in the way it treats its prisoners ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
215:What do you think, would not one tiny crime be wiped out by thousands of good deeds? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
216:I never have frustrations. The reason is to wit: Of at first I don't succeed, I quit! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
217:It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
218:Sorrow compressed my heart, and I felt I would die, and then... Well, then I woke up. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
219:A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
220:In a way there's only a fine shade of difference between the healthy and the deranged. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
221:Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
222:The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
223:The world stands on absurdities, and without them perhaps nothing at all would happen. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
224:And if there's love, you can do without happiness too. Even with sorrow, life is sweet. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
225:Break what must be broken, once for all, that's all, and take the suffering on oneself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
226:Faith does not, in the realist, spring from the miracle but the miracle from the faith. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
227:Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
228:Two times two will be four even without my will. Is that what you call man's free will? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
229:A beast can never be as cruel as a human being, so artistically, so picturesquely cruel. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
230:I am a sick man...I am a spiteful man. An unattractive man. I think that my liver hurts. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
231:It is a law of nature that every decent man on earth is bound to be a coward and a slave ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
232:I will put up with any mockery rather than pretend that I am satisfied when I am hungry. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
233:Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
234:My soul bleeds and the blood steadily, silently, disturbingly slowly, swallows me whole. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
235:Sometimes a man is intensely, even passionately, attached to suffering — that is a fact. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
236:There is nothing easier than lopping off heads and nothing harder than developing ideas. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
237:You must accept it as it is, and hence accept all consequences. A wall is indeed a wall. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
238:Destroy my desires, eradicate my ideals, show me something better, and I will follow you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
239:I believe there is no one deeper, lovelier, more sympathetic and more perfect than Jesus. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
240:My feelings, gratitude, for instance, are denied me simply because of my social position. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
241:Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
242:If he's honest, he'll steal; if he's human, he'll murder; if he's faithful, he'll deceive. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
243:Is there in the whole world a being who would have the right to forgive and could forgive? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
244:It’s not God that I don’t accept, Alyosha, only I most respectfully return him the ticket. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
245:It was a wonderful night, such a night as is only possible when we are young, dear reader. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
246:The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
247:It's the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
248:Man is a creative animal, doomed to strive toward a goal, engaged in full-time engineering. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
249:originality and a feeling of one's own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
250:Bad people are to be found everywhere, but even among the worst there may be something good. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
251:Russians alone are able to combine so many opposites in themselves at one and the same time. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
252:The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
253:There is no idea, no fact, which could not be vulgarized and presented in a ludicrous light. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
254:To be in love is not the same as loving. You can be in love with a woman and still hate her. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
255:... you can never be sure of what has passed between husband and wife or lover and mistress. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
256:If he's alive, everything is in his power! Whose fault is it that he doesn't understand that? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
257:I swear to you, sirs, that excessive consciousness is a disease--a genuine, absolute disease. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
258:Every man has some reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
259:For if there's no everlasting God, there's no such thing as virtue, and there's no need of it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
260:you don't need free will to determine that twice two is four. that's not what i call free will ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
261:Being at a loss to resolve these questions, I am resolved to leave them without any resolution. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
262:I swear to you gentlemen, that to be overly conscious is a sickness, a real, thorough sickness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
263:Perhaps a normal man is supposed to be stupid-how do we know? Perhaps it's even very beautiful. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
264:The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
265:Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it ... one must have the courage to dare. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
266:You are a man still young, so to say, in your first youth and so put intellect above everything. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
267:If you can put the question, 'Am I or am I not responsible for my acts?' then you are responsible. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
268:It suddenly seemed to me that I was lonely, that everyone was forsaking me and going away from me. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
269:Man is unhappy because he doesn't know he's happy. If anyone finds out he'll become happy at once. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
270:Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
271:One must be a great man indeed to be able to hold out even against common sense." "Or else a fool. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
272:All the Utopias will come to pass only when we grow wings and all people are converted into angels. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
273:He does not like showing his feelings and would rather do a cruel thing than open his heart freely. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
274:In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, Make us your slaves, but feed us. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
275:I used to imagine adventures for myself, I invented a life, so that I could at least exist somehow. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
276:My friends, God is necessary for me if only because he is the one being who can be loved eternally. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
277:What is hell?...The suffering that comes from the consciousness that one is no longer able to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
278:The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
279:Is it really not possible to touch the gaming table without being instantly infected by superstition? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
280:Loving someone is different from being in love with someone. You can hate someone you're in love with ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
281:Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
282:Everywhere I am the object of an unbelievable esteem, the interest in me is, quite simply, tremendous. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
283:He seemed, indeed, to accept everything without the least condemnation though often grieving bitterly. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
284:Man is a creature that can get accustomed to anything, and I think that is the best definition of him. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
285:They were renewed by love; the heart of each held infinite sources of life for the heart of the other. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
286:But to fall in love does not mean to love. One can fall in love and still hate. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov,
287:It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
288:The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
   ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
289:They have succeeded in accumulating a greater mass of objects, but the joy in the world has grown less. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
290:That's always the way with fanatics; they cross themselves at the tavern and throw stones at the temple. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
291:Until you have become really, in actual fact, as brother to everyone, brotherhood will not come to pass. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
292:--you wouldn't have hurt me like this for nothing. So what have I done? How have I wronged you? Tell me. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
293:A widow, the mother of a family, and from her heart she produces chords to which my whole being responds. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
294:If he has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake. That will be his punishment-as well as the prison. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
295:There are chance meetings with strangers that interest us from the first moment, before a word is spoken. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
296:Every man looks out for himself, and he has the happiest life who manages to hoodwink himself best of all. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
297:Grown-up people do not know that a child can give exceedingly good advice even in the most difficult case. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
298:Nothing has ever been more insupportable for a man and a human society than freedom. –The Grand Inquisitor ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
299:Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment,
300:What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that independence may cost and wherever it may lead. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
301:How many ideas have there been in the history of man which were unthinkable ten years before they appeared? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
302:I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
303:A society should be judged not by how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
304:How does it come about that what an intelligent man expresses is much stupider than what remains inside him? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
305:It is man's unique privilege, among all other organisms. By pursuing falsehood you will arrive at the truth! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
306:At first, art imitates life. Then life will imitate art.Then life will find its very existence from the arts. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
307:But what can a decent man speak of with most pleasure? Answer: Of himself. Well, so I will talk about myself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
308:I am strongly convinced that not only too much consciousness but even any consciousness at all is a sickness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
309:I walked along Nevsky Avenue.Actually it was more torture, humiliation, and bilious irritation than a stroll. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
310:Just take a look around you: Blood is flowing in rivers and in such a jolly way you’d think it was champagne. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
311:We always imagine eternity as something beyond our conception, something vast, vast! But why must it be vast? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
312:Love to throw yourself on the earth and kiss it. Kiss the earth and love it with an unceasing, consuming love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
313:There is nothing more alluring to man than freedom of conscience, but neither is there anything more agonizing. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
314:Break what must be broken, once for all, that's all, and take the suffering on oneself.
   ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment,
315:But gamblers know how a man can sit for almost twenty-four hours at cards, without looking to right, or to left. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
316:Civilization has made man, if not always more bloodthirsty, at least more viciously, more horribly bloodthirsty. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
317:For what is man without desires, without free will, and without the power of choice but a stop in an organ pipe? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
318:Love a man, even in his sin, for that love is a likeness of the divine love, and is the summit of love on earth. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
319:Nothing is more seductive for a man than his freedom of conscience, but nothing is a greater cause of suffering. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
320:Civilization merely develops man's capacity for a greater variety of sensations, and ... absolutely nothing else. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
321:So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find someone to worship. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
322:When . . . in the course of all these thousands of years has man ever acted in accordance with his own interests? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
323:Yes, that's right... love should come before logic ... Only then will man come to understand the meaning of life. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
324:Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
325:For all is like an ocean, all flows and connects; touch it in one place and it echoes at the other end of the world. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
326:Here my tears are falling, Nastenka. Let them flow, let them flow - they don't hurt anybody. They will dry Nastenka. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
327:We are born dead, and we are becoming more and more contented with our condition. We are acquiring the taste for it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
328:But yet I am firmly persuaded that a great deal of consciousness, every sort of consciousness, in fact, is a disease. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
329:One man doesn't believe in god at all, while the other believes in him so thoroughly that he prays as he murders men! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
330:Besides, nowadays, almost all capable people are terribly afraid of being ridiculous, and are miserable because of it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
331:Human laziness makes people pigeonhole one another at first site so that they find nothing in common with one another. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
332:I sometimes think love consists precisely of the voluntary gift by the loved object of the right to tyrannize over it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
333:Life is what matters, life alone - the continuous, eternal process of discovering life - and not the discovery itself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
334:One must love life before loving its meaning ... yes, and when the love of life disappears, no meaning can console us. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
335:The more you succeed in loving, the more you'll be convinced at the existence of God and the immortality of your soul. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
336:For a woman, all resurrection, all salvation, from whatever perdition, lies in love; in fact, it is her only way to it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
337:Of course I shall go astray often...for who does not make mistakes? But I cannot go far wrong for I have seen the truth. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
338:In sinning, each man sins against all, and each man is at least partly guilt for another's sin. There is no isolated sin. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
339:You see I kept asking myself then: why am I so stupid that if others are stupid—and I know they are—yet I won't be wiser? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
340:What is most vile and despicable about money is that it even confers talent. And it will do so until the end of the world. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
341:In most cases, people, even wicked people, are far more naive and simple-hearted than one generally assumes. And so are we. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
342:The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
343:He who desires to see the living God face-to-face should not seek him in the empty, firmament of his mind, but in human love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
344:Schoolboys are a merciless race, individually they are angels, but together, especially in schools, they are often merciless. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
345:If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man ... just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
346:In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
347:I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
348:Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
349:Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
350:I am a fool with a heart but no brains, and you are a fool with brains but no heart; and we’re both unhappy, and we both suffer. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
351:Killing myself was a matter of such indifference to me that I felt like waiting for a moment when it would make some difference. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
352:Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
353:Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
354:Whatever distinguishes one lump of flesh from another when we're alive, we're all the same once we're dead. Just used-up shells. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
355:It is necessary that every man have at least somewhere to go. For there are times when one absolutely must go at least somewhere! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
356:. . . finally, I couldn't imagine how I could live without books, and I stopped dreaming about marrying that Chinese prince. . . . ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
357:I wanted to discuss the suffering of humanity in general, but perhaps we'd better confine ourselves to the sufferings of children. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
358:Since I wasn't consulted at the time of the creation of the world, I reserve for myself the right to have my own opinion about it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
359:The whole work of man really seems to consist in nothing but proving to himself every minute that he is a man and not a piano key. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
360:"I love mankind," he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular." ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
361:For men are made for happiness, and any one who is completely happy has a right to say to himself, 'I am doing God's will on earth.' ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
362:It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them — the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
363:That's just the point: an honest and sensitive man opens his heart, and the man of business goes on eating - and then he eats you up. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
364:One circumstance tormented me then: Namely, that no one else was like me, and I was like no one else. I am only one, and they are all. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
365:But what are years, what are months!" he would exclaim. "Why count the days, when even one day is enough for man to know all happiness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
366:If it were considered desirable to destroy a human being, the only thing necessary would be to give his work a character of uselessness ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
367:The prince says that the world will be saved by beauty! And I maintain that the reason he has such playful ideas is that he is in love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
368:It's in despair that you find the sharpest pleasures, particularly when you are most acutely aware of the hopelessness of your position. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
369:Power is only vouchsafed to the man who dares to stoop and pick it up. There is only one thing, one thing needful: one has only to dare! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
370:Although your mind works, your heart is darkened with depravity; and without a pure heart there can be no complete and true consciousness ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
371:Don't think I'm talking nonsense because I'm drunk. I'm not a bit drunk. Brandy's all very well, but I need two bottles to make me drunk. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
372:There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
373:What if, when this fog scatters and flies upward, the whole rotten, slimey city goes with it, rises with the fog and vanishes like smoke. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
374:I agree that two and two make four is an excellent thing; but to give everything its due, two and two make five is also a very fine thing. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
375:It is not the real punishment. The only effectual one, the only deterrent and softening one, lies in the recognition of sin by conscience. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
376:Sometimes we desire absolute nonsense because in our stupidity we see in this nonsense the easiest way of attaining some conjectural good. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
377:Love children especially, for they too are sinless like the angels; they live to soften and purify our hearts and, as it were, to guide us. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
378:To achieve perfection, one must first begin by not understanding many things! And if we understand too quickly, we may not understand well. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
379:To care only for well-being seems to me positively ill-bred. Whether it’s good or bad, it is sometimes very pleasant, too, to smash things. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
380:It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
381:People with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few in number, extraordinarily so, in fact. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
382:they may all be drunk at my place, but they're all honest, and though we do lie-because I lie, too-in the end we'll lie our way to the truth ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
383:You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
384:It is always so, when we are unhappy we feel more strongly the unhappiness of others; our feeling is not shattered, but becomes concentrated. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
385:Perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I've never been able to start or finish anything. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
386:You’re a gentleman,” they used to say to him. “You shouldn’t have gone murdering people with a hatchet; that’s no occupation for a gentleman. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
387:It’s not God that I do not accept, you understand, it is this world of God’s, created by God, that I do not accept and cannot agree to accept. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
388:Don’t let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
389:Fathers and teachers, I ask myself: “What is hell?” And I answer thus: “The suffering of being no longer able to love.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov,
390:You can't be angry with me, because I am a hundred times more severely punished than you, if only by the fact that I shall never see you again. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
391:I have been tortured with longing to believe ... and the yearning grows stronger the more cogent the intellectual difficulties stand in the way. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
392:My God, but what do I care about the laws of nature and arithmatic if for some reason these laws and two times two is four are not to my liking? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
393:One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
394:There is nothing more seductive for man than the freedom of his conscience, but there is nothing more tormenting either. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov,
395:A new philosophy, a new way of life, is not given for nothing. It has to be paid dearly for and only acquired with much patience and great effort ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
396:They tease me now, telling me it was only a dream. But does it matter whether it was a dream or reality, if the dream made known to me the truth? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
397:To strive consciously for an object and to engage in engineering -- that is, incessantly and eternally to make new roads, wherever they may lead. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
398:Brother, I’m not depressed and haven’t lost spirit. Life everywhere is life, life is in ourselves and not in the external. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov,
399:An artist must know the reality he is depicting in its minutest detail. In my opinion we have only one shining example of that - Count Leo Tolstoy. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
400:Even as I approach the gambling hall, as soon as I hear, two rooms away, the jingle of money poured out on the table, I almost go into convulsions. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
401:And yet I am convinced that man will never give up true suffering- that is, destruction and chaos. Why, suffering is the sole root of consciousness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
402:Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
403:An anguish of longing would boil up inside me; a hysterical thirst for contradictions and contrasts would appear, and I would embark on dissipations. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
404:Let it not be a beautiful face,' I thought, 'but to make up for that, let it be a noble, an expressive, and, above all, an extremely intelligent one. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
405:Of course my jokes are in poor taste, inappropriate, and confused; they reveal my lack of security. But that is because I have no respect for myself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
406:But I always liked side-paths, little dark back-alleys behind the main road- there one finds adventures and surprises, and precious metal in the dirt. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
407:In summer, intolerable closeness; in winter, unendurable cold. All the floors were rotten. Filth on the floors an inch thick; one could slip and fall. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
408:Man has not the right to turn aside and heed not what is happening in the world around him, and this I maintain on moral grounds of the highest order. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
409:Eh, brother, but nature has to be corrected and guided, otherwise we'd all drown in prejudices. Without that there wouldn't be even a single great man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
410:I have seen the truth. It is not as though I had invented it in my mind. I have seen it, SEEN IT and the living image of it has filled my soul forever. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
411:If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
412:“I think that if the devil does not exist, and man has therefore created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness." ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov,
413:Thus, as a result of heightened consciousness, a man feels as if it's all right if he's bad as long as he knows it- as though that were any consolation. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
414:And, indeed, I will at this point ask an idle question on my own account: which is better — cheap happiness or exalted sufferings? Well, which is better? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
415:Believe to the end, even if all men went astray and you were left the only one faithful; bring your offering even then and praise God in your loneliness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
416:We do not understand that life is paradise, for it suffices only to wish to understand it, and at once paradise will appear in front of us in its beauty. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
417:Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. Loving all, you will perceive the mystery of God in all. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
418:Love is such a priceless treasure that you can buy the whole world with it, and redeem not only your own but other people's sins. Go, and do not be afraid. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
419:And the more I drink the more I feel it. That's why I drink too. I try to find sympathy and feeling in drink.... I drink so that I may suffer twice as much! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
420:Inventors and geniuses have almost always been looked on as no better than fools at the beginning of their career, and very frequently at the end of it also. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
421:We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
422:A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
423:But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
424:I know that you don't believe it, but indeed, life will bring you through. You will live it down in time. What you need now is fresh air, fresh air, fresh air! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
425:Or renounce life altogether! Accept fate obediently as it is, once and for all, and stifle everything in myself, renouncing any right to act, to live, to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
426:I love the sticky leaves in spring, the blue sky — that’s all it is. It’s not a matter of intellect or logic, it’s loving with one’s inside, with one’s stomach. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
427:Killing myself was a matter of such indifference to me that I felt like waiting for a moment when it would make some difference. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,
428:Through error you come to the truth! I am a man because I err! You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely a hundred and fourteen. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
429:Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
430:Often a man endures for several years, submits and suffers the cruellest punishments, and then suddenly breaks out over some minute trifle, almost nothing at all. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
431:Above all, avoid falsehood, every kind of falsehood, especially falseness to yourself. Watch over your own deceitfulness and look into it every hour, every minute. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
432:I go to spread the tidings, I want to spread the tidings of what? Of the truth , for I have seen it, have seen it with my own eyes , have seen it in all its glory . ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
433:A cultivated and decent man cannot be vain without setting a fearfully high standard for himself, and without despising and almost hating himself at certain moments. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
434:Beyond the grave they will find nothing but death. But we shall keep the secret, and for their happiness we shall allure them with the reward of heaven and eternity. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
435:.. But do you understand, I cry to him, do you understand that along with happiness, in the exact same way, in perfectly equal proportion, man also needs unhappiness ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
436:Dreams seem to be spurred on not by reason but by desire, not by the head but by the heart, and yet what complicated tricks my reason has played sometimes in dreams. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
437:Existentialism isn't so atheistic that it wears itself out showing that God doesn't exist. Rather, it declares that even if God did exist, that would change nothing. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
438:Don’t be overwise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don’t be afraid - the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
439:We don't understand that life is heaven, for we have only to understand that and it will at once be fulfilled in all its beauty, we shall embrace each other and weep. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
440:From harmony, from heavenly harmony, This universal frame began: From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
441:...one may say anything about the history of the world - anything that might enter the most disordered imagination. The only thing one can't say is that it's rational. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
442:The more conscious I was of goodness and of all that was 'sublime and beautiful,'the more deeply I sank into my mire and the more ready I was to sink in it altogether. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
443:Alyosha's heart could not bear uncertainty, for the nature of his love was always active. He could not love passively; once he loved, he immediately also began to help. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
444:God is necessary, and therefore must exist...But I know that he does not and cannot exist...Don't you understand that a man with these two thoughts cannot go on living? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
445:My sweetheart! When I think of you, it's as if I'm holding some healing balm to my sick soul, and although i suffer for you, i find that even suffering for you is easy. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
446:And it is so simple... The one thing is - love thy neighbor as thyself - that is the one thing. That is all, nothing else is needed. You will instantly find how to live. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
447:Learning to love is hard and we pay dearly for it. It takes hard work and a long apprenticeship, for it is not just for a moment that we must learn to love, but forever. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
448:The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted - you will find out at once how to arrange it all. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
449:Atheism: It seeks to replace in itself the moral power of religion, in order to appease the spiritual thirst of parched humanity and save it; not by Christ, but by force. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
450:God has such gladness every time he sees from heaven that a sinner is praying to Him with all his heart, as a mother has when she sees the first smile on her baby's face. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
451:There is nothing higher and stronger and more wholesome and useful for life in later years than some good memory, especially a memory connected with childhood, with home. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
452:I am a ridiculous man. They call me a madman now. That would be a distinct rise in my social position were it not that they still regard me as being as ridiculous as ever. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
453:Let us not forget that the reasons for human actions are usually incalculably more complex and diverse than we tend to explain them later, and are seldom clearly manifest. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
454:Paradise is hidden in each one of use, it is concealed within me too, right now, and if I wish, it will come for me in reality, tomorrow even, and for the rest of my life. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
455:Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. It's by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore I'm human ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
456:Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
457:I agree that two times two makes four is an excellent thing; but if we are dispensing praise, then two times two makes five is sometimes a most charming little thing as well. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
458:On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
459:We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
460:Equality lies only in human moral dignity. ... Let there be brothers first, then there will be brotherhood, and only then will there be a fair sharing of goods among brothers. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
461:I am a sick man...I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I think my liver is diseased. Then again, I don't know a thing about my illness; I'm not even sure what hurts. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
462:if she had ordered me to throw myself down then, I would have done it! If she had said it only as a joke, said it with contempt, spitting on me--even then I would have jumped! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
463:To kill someone for committing murder is a punishment incomparably worse than the crime itself. Murder by legal sentence is immeasurably more terrible than murder by brigands. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
464:Without a clear perception of his reasons for living, man will never consent to live, and will rather destroy himself than tarry on earth, though he be surrounded with bread". ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
465:The greater the stupidity, the greater the clarity. Stupidity is brief and guileless, while wit equivocates and hides. Wit is a scoundrel, while stupidity is honest and sincere. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
466:Ah, Misha, he has a stormy spirit. His mind is in bondage. He is haunted by a great, unsolved doubt. He is one of those who don't want millions, but an answer to their questions. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
467:People really do like seeing their best friends humiliated; a large part of the friendship is based on humiliation; and that is an old truth,well known to all intelligent people. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
468:She looked much younger than her age, indeed, which is almost always the case with women who retain serenity of spirit, sensitiveness and pure sincere warmth of heart to old age. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
469:Actions are sometimes performed in a masterly and most cunning way, while the direction of the actions is deranged and dependent on various morbid impressions - it's like a dream. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
470:But man is so addicted to systems and to abstract conclusions that he is prepared deliberately to distort the truth, to close his eyes and ears, but justify his logic at all cost. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
471:May you be for ever blessed for that moment of bliss and happiness which you gave to another lonely and grateful heart. Isn't such a moment sufficient for the whole of one's life? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
472:Times of crisis, of disruption or constructive change, are not only predictable, but desirable. They mean growth. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
473:Faith does not, in the realist, spring from the miracle but the miracle from faith. If the realist once believes, then he is bound by his very realism to admit the miraculous also. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
474:If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
475:Money is coined liberty, and so it is ten times dearer to a man who is deprived of freedom. If money is jingling in his pocket, he is half consoled, even though he cannot spend it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
476:What matters," said the prince at last, "is that you have a child's trusting nature and extraordinary truthfulness. Do you know that a great deal can be forgiven you for that alone? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
477:If someone proved to me that Christ is outside the truth, and that in reality the truth were outside of Christ, then I should prefer to remain with Christ rather than with the truth. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
478:A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
479:To a commonplace man of limited intellect, for instance, nothing is simpler than to imagine himself an original character, and to revel in that belief without the slightest misgiving. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
480:Whether one showed you and execution or a little finger, you would extract an equally edifying thought from both of them, and would still be content. That's the way to get on in life. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
481:My friend, the truth is always implausible, did you know that? To make the truth more plausible, it's absolutely necessary to mix a bit of falsehood with it. People have always done so. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
482:If the people around you are spiteful and callous and will not hear you, fall down before them and beg their forgiveness; for in truth you are to blame for their not wanting to hear you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
483:Reality is infinitely diverse, compared with even the subtlest conclusions of abstract thought, and does not allow of clear-cut and sweeping distinctions. Reality resists classification. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
484:Was it all put into words, or did both understand that they had the same thing at heart and in their minds, so that there was no need to speak of it aloud, and better not to speak of it? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
485:Nature doesn't ask your permission; it doesn't care about your wishes, or whether you like its laws or not. You're obliged to accept it as it is, and consequently all its results as well. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
486:The most offensive is not their lying - one can always forgive lying - lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth - what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
487:Every ant knows the formula of its ant-hill, every bee knows the formula of its beehive. They know it in their own way, not in our way. Only humankind does not know its own formula. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
488:In every idea of genius or in every new human idea, or, more simply still, in every serious human idea born in anyone's brain, there is something that cannot possibly be conveyed to others. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
489:Lack of originality, everywhere, all over the world, from time immemorial, has always been considered the foremost quality and the recommendation of the active, efficient and practical man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
490:Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
491:Love the animals. God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Don't trouble it, don't harass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
492:People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
493:Beauty is a terrible and awful thing! It is terrible because it has not been fathomed, for God sets us nothing but riddles. Here the boundaries meet and all contradictions exist side by side. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
494:Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
495:The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being can believe in the divinity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for therein rests the whole of our faith. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
496:Do you understand, sir, do you understand what it means when you have absolutely nowhere to turn?" Marmeladov's question came suddenly into his mind "for every man must have somewhere to turn. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
497:I am told that the proximity of punishment arouses real repentance in the criminal and sometimes awakens a feeling of genuine remorse in the most hardened heart; I am told this is due to fear. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
498:It's a burden to us even to be human beings-men with our own real body and blood; we are ashamed of it, we think it a disgrace and try to contrive to be some sort of impossible generalized man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
499:I think that if one is faced by inevitable destruction -- if a house is falling upon you, for instance -- one must feel a great longing to sit down, close one's eyes and wait, come what may . . . ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
500:I tell you solemnly, that I have many times tried to become an insect. But I was not equal even to that. I swear, gentlemen, that to be too conscious is an illness — a real thorough-going illness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
501:Everywhere now the human mind has begun laughably not to understand that a man’s true security lies not in his own solitary effort, but in the general wholeness of humanity. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov,
502:There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words. Your thought, even a bad one, while it is with you, is always more profound, but in words it is more ridiculous and dishonorable. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
503:What if man is not really a scoundrel, man in general, I mean, the whole race of mankind-then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers and it's all as it should be. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
504:But men love abstract reasoning and neat systematization so much that they think nothing of distorting the truth, closing their eyes and ears to contrary evidence to preserve their logical constructions. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
505:Every member of the society spies on the rest, and it is his duty to inform against them. All are slaves and equal in their slavery... The great thing about it is equality... Slaves are bound to be equal. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
506:Existence alone had never been enough for him; he had always wanted more. Perhaps it was only from the force of his desires that he had regarded himself as a man to whom more was permitted than to others. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
507:I've always considered myself smarter than everyone around me, and sometimes, believe me, I've been ashamed of it. At the least, all my life I've looked away and never could look people straight in the eye. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
508:Every blade of grass, every insect, ant, and golden bee, all so amazingly know their path, though they have not intelligence, they bear witness to the mystery of God and continually accomplish it themselves. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
509:If you love all things, you will also attain the divine mystery that is in all things. For then your ability to perceive the truth will grow every day, and your mind will open itself to an all-embracing love ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
510:Since man cannot live without miracles, he will provide himself with miracles of his own making. He will believe in witchcraft and sorcery, even though he may otherwise be a heretic, an atheist, and a rebel. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
511:Do you believe in a future everlasting life? No, not in a future everlasting but in an everlasting life here. There are moments, you reach moments, and time comes to a sudden stop, and it will become eternal. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
512:I may be mistaken but it seems to me that a man may be judged by his laugh, and that if at first encounter you like the laugh of a person completely unknown to you, you may say with assurance that he is good. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
513:- What is a Socialist? - That's when all are equal and all have property in common, there are no marriages, and everyone has any religion and laws he likes best. You are not old enough to understand that yet. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
514:And what's strange, what would be marvelous, is not that God should really exist; the marvel is that such an idea, the idea of the necessity of God, could enter the head of such a savage, vicious beast as man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
515:And you're sorry that the ephemeral beauty has faded so rapidly, so irretrievably, that it flashed so deceptively and pointlessly before your eyes - you're sorry, for you didn't even have time to fall in love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
516:Know that I've forgotten precisely nothing; but I've driven it all out of my head for a time, even the memories--until I've radically improved my circumstances. Then...then you'll see, I'll rise from the dead! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
517:For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
518:Humanity can live without science, it can live without bread, but it cannot live without beauty. Without beauty, there would be nothing left to do in this life. Here the secret lies. Here lies the entire story. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
519:You see, reason, gentlemen, is a fine thing, that is unquestionable, but reason is only reason and satisfies only man’s reasoning capacity, while wanting is a manifestation of the whole of life. Fyodor Dostoevsky ~ Richard Flanagan,
520:Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
521:The Golden Age is the most implausible of all dreams. But for it men have given up their life and strength; for the sake of it prophets have died and been slain; without it the people will not live and cannot die. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
522:Because I'm a Karamazov. Because when I fall into the abyss, I go straight into it, head down and heels up, and I'm even pleased that I'm falling in just such a humiliating position, and for me I find it beautiful. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
523:I bless the rising sun each day, and, as before, my heart sings to meet it, but now I love even more its setting, its long slanting rays & the soft tender gentle memories that come with them...’ -Father Zossima ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
524:Now I'm living out my life in a corner, trying to console myself with the stupid, useless excuse that an intelligent man cannot turn himself into anything, that only a fool can make anything he wants out of himself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
525:Two and two make four. Nature doesn't ask your advice. She isn't interested in your preferences or whether or not you approve of her laws. You must accept nature as she is with all the consequences that that implies. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
526:But try getting blindly carried away by your feelings, without reasoning, without a primary cause, driving consciousness away at least for a time; start hating, or fall in love, only so as not to sit with folded arms. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
527:Lamentations comfort only by lacerating the heart still more. Such grief does not desire consolation. It feeds on the sense of its hopelessness. Lamentations spring only from the constant craving to re-open the wound. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
528:There are three forces, the only three forces capable of conquering and enslaving forever the conscience of these weak rebels in the interests of their own happiness. They are: the miracle, the mystery and authority. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
529:Granted I am a babbler, a harmless vexatious babbler, like all of us. But what is to be done if the direct and sole vocation of every intelligent man is babble, that is, the intentional pouring of water through a sieve? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
530:If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment, all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
531:You will have many enemies, but even your foes will love you. Life will bring you many misfortunes, but you will find your happiness in them, and will bless life and will make others bless it-which is what matters most. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
532:At first it was simply liking, Nastenka, but now, now ! I am just in the same position as you were when you went to him with your bundle. In a worse position than you, Nastenka,because he cared for no one else as you do. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
533:Remember that you must never sell your soul. Never accept payment in advance.... Never give a work to the printer before it is finished. This is the worst thing you can do.... It constitutes the murder of your own ideas. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
534:I saw clear as daylight how strange it is that not a single person living in this mad world has had the daring to go straight for it all and send it flying to the devil! I...I wanted to have the daring...and I killed her. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
535:Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
536:As for me, this is my story: I worked and was tortured. You know what it means to compose? No, thank God, you do not! I believe you have never written to order, by the yard, and have never experienced that hellish torture. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
537:If the spirit has passed through a great many sensations, possibly it can no longer be sated with them, but grows more excited, and demands more sensations, and stronger and stronger ones, until at length it falls exhausted. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
538:Totally without hope one cannot live. To live without hope is to cease to live. Hell is hopelessness. It is no accident that above the entrance to Dante's hell is the inscription: "Leave behind all hope, you who enter here." ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
539:I gave up caring about anything, and all the problems disappeared. And it was after that that I found out the truth . I learnt the truth last November on the third of November, to be precise and I remember every instant since. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
540:But do you understand, I cry to him, do you understand that if you have the guillotine in the forefront, and with such glee, it's for the sole reason that cutting heads off is the easiest thing, and having an idea is difficult! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
541:Come, try, give any one of us, for instance, a little more independence, untie our hands, widen the spheres of our activity, relax the control and we...yes, I assure you...we should be begging to be under control again at once. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
542:You sensed that you should be following a different path, a more ambitious one, you felt that you were destined for other things but you had no idea how to achieve them and in your misery you began to hate everything around you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
543:If you happen to have a wart on your nose or forehead, you cannot help imagining that no one in the world has anything else to do but stare at your wart, laugh at it, and condemn you for it, even though you have discovered America. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
544:I don’t understand anything...and I no longer want to understand anything. I want to stick to the fact...If I wanted to understand something, I would immediately have to betray the fact, but I’ve made up my mind to stick to the fact. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
545:For I love the empress of my soul. I love and I cannot but love. You yourself see the whole of me. I shall fly to her, fall down before her: you were right to walk past me.. farewell and forget your victim, never trouble yourself more! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
546:At some thoughts one stands perplexed, especially at the sight of men's sin, and wonders whether one should use force or humble love. Always decide to use humble love. If you resolve on that once for all, you may subdue the whole world. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
547:Because everyone is guilty for everyone else. For all the 'wee ones,' because there are little children and big children. All people are 'wee ones.' And I'll go for all of them, because there must be someone who will go for all of them. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
548:Of course boredom may lead you to anything. It is boredom sets one sticking golden pins into people, but all that would not matter. What is bad (this is my comment again) is that I dare say people will be thankful for the gold pins then. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
549:I do not wish you much happiness--it would bore you; I do not wish you trouble either; but, following the people's philosophy, I will simply repeat: 'Live more' and try somehow not to be too bored; this useless wish I am adding on my own. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
550:And in fact you're not like everyone else: you weren't ashamed just now to confess bad and even ridiculous things about yourself. Who would confess such things nowadays? No one, and people have even stopped feeling any need for self-judgment. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
551:Fyodor Dostoevsky, in the 1860s, ...noted that without God, all things are possible—all things. So, we have, as the children of these thoughtful ancestors, taken on the powers of the gods, split the atom, and loosed the genie. ~ James Hollis, Living Between Worlds,
552:There is no sin , and there can be no sin on all the earth , which the Lord will not forgive to the truly repentant! Man cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God . Can there be a sin which could exceed the love of God? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
553:Beggars, especially noble beggars, should never show themselves in the street; they should ask for alms through the newspapers. It's still possible to love one's neighbor abstractly, and even occasionally from a distance, but hardly ever up close. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
554:The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
555:Even if we are occupied with important things and even if we attain honour or fall into misfortune, still let us remember how good it once was here, when we were all together united by a good and kind feeling which made us perhaps better than we are. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
556:It was a marvelous night, the sort of night one only experiences when one is young. The sky was so bright, and there were so many stars that, gazing upward, one couldn't help wondering how so many whimsical, wicked people could live under such a sky. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
557:Love is a teacher, but one must know how to acquire it, for it is difficult to acquire, it is dearly bought, by long work over a long time, for one ought to love not for a chance moment but for all time. Anyone, even a wicked man, can love by chance. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
558:One can't understand everything at once, we can't begin with perfection all at once! In order to reach perfection one must begin by being ignorant of a great deal. And if we understand things too quickly, perhaps we shan't understand them thoroughly. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
559:Such power!" Adelaida cried all at once, peering greedily at the portrait over her sister's shoulder. "Where? What power?" Lizaveta Prokofyevna asked sharply. "Such beauty has power," Adelaida said hotly. "You can overturn the world with such beauty. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
560:The genuine realist, if he is an unbeliever, will always find strength and ability to disbelieve in the miraculous, and if he is confronted with a miracle as an irrefutable fact he would rather disbelieve his own senses than admit the miraculous also. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
561:He was one of the numerous and varied legion of dullards, of half-animated abortions, conceited, half-educated coxcombs, who attach themselves to the idea most in fashion only to vulgarize it and who caricature every cause they serve, however sincerely. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
562:A true friend of mankind whose heart has but once quivered in compassion over the sufferings of the people, will understand and forgive all the impassable alluvial filth in which they are submerged, and will be able to discover the diamonds in the filth. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
563:Let us first fulfill Christ's injunction ourselves and only then venture to expect it of our children. Otherwise we are not fathers, but enemies of our children, and they are not our children, but our enemies, and we have made them our enemies ourselves. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
564:Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he cannot distinguish the truth within him or around him, and so loses respect for himself. And having no respect, he ceases to love. Fyodor Dostoevsky ~ Mary Karr,
565:When I look back at the past and think of all the time I squandered in error and idleness,... then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift... every minute could have been an eternity of happiness! If only youth knew! Now my life will change; now I will be reborn. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
566:I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
567:Man, do not pride yourself on your superiority to the animals, for they are without sin, while you, with all your greatness, you defile the earth wherever you appear and leave an ignoble trail behind you -- and that is true, alas, for almost every one of us! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
568:Neither a person nor a nation can exist without some higher idea. And there is only one higher idea on earth, and it is the idea of the immortality of the human soul, for all other "higher" ideas of life by which humans might live derive from that idea alone. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
569:I don’t even know what I’m writing, I have no idea, I don’t know anything, and I’m not reading over it, and I’m not correcting my style, and I’m writing just for the sake of writing, just for the sake of writing more to you… My precious, my darling, my dearest! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
570:To crush, to annihilate a man utterly, to inflict on him the most terrible of punishments so that the most ferocious murderer would shudder at it and dread it beforehand, one need only give him work of an absolutely, completely useless and irrational character. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
571:Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
572:For the secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for. Without a stable conception of the object of life, man would not consent to go on living, and would rather destroy himself than remain on earth, though he had bread in abundance. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
573:My life is ending, I know that well, but every day that is left me I feel how my earthly life is in touch with a new infinite, unknown, but approaching life, the nearness of which sets my soul quivering with rapture, my mind glowing and my heart weeping with joy. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
574:But twice-two-makes-four is for all that a most insupportable thing. Twice-two-makes-four is, in my humble opinion, nothing but a piece of impudence. Twice-two-makes-four is a farcical, dressed-up fellow who stands across your path with arms akimbo and spits at you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
575:A man would still do something out of sheer perversity - he would create destruction and chaos - just to gain his point...and if all this could in turn be analyzed and prevented by predicting that it would occur, then man would deliberately go mad to prove his point. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
576:It's curious and ridiculous how much the gaze of a prudish and painfully chaste man touched by love can sometimes express and that precisely at a moment when the man would of course sooner be glad to fall through the earth than to express anything with a word or a look. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
577:This pleasure comes precisely from the sharpest awareness of your own degradation; from the knowledge that you have gone to the utmost limit; that it is despicable, yet cannot be otherwise; that you no longer have any way out; that you will never become a different man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
578:It wasn't the New World that mattered... Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that matters, nothing but life - the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
579:...to return to their 'native soil,' as they say, to the bosom, so to speak, of their mother earth, like frightened children, yearning to fall asleep on the withered bosom of their decrepit mother, and to sleep there for ever, only to escape the horrors that terrify them. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
580:Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
581:If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
582:Even those who have renounced Christianity and attack it, in their inmost being still follow the Christian ideal, for hitherto neither their subtlety nor the ardour of their hearts has been able to create a higher ideal of man and of virtue than the ideal given by Christ of old. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
583:There is, indeed, nothing more annoying than to be, for instance, wealthy, of good family, nice-looking, fairly intelligent, and even good-natured, and yet to have no talents, no special faculty, no peculiarity even, not one idea of one's own, to be precisely "like other people. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
584:I must add... my gratitude to you for the attention with which you have listened to me, for, from my numerous observations, our Liberals are never capable of letting anyone else have a conviction of his own without at once meeting their opponent with abuse or even something worse. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
585:in the newspapers I read a biography about an American. He left his whole huge fortune to factories and for the positive sciences, his skeleton to the students at the academy there, and his skin to make a drum so as to have the American national anthem drummed on it day and night. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
586:If I seem happy to you . . . You could never say anything that would please me more. For men are made for happiness, and anyone who is completely happy has a right to say to himself, 'I am doing God's will on earth.' All the righteous, all the saints, all the holy martyrs were happy. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
587:I don't need money, or, better, it's not money that I need; it's not even power; I need only what is obtained by power and simply cannot be obtained without power: the solitary and calm awareness of strength! That is the fullest definition of freedom, which the world so struggles over! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
588:To study the meaning of man and of life — I am making significant progress here. I have faith in myself. Man is a mystery: if you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out, then do not say that you have wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery, because I want to be a man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
589:The sky was horribly dark , but one could distinctly see tattered clouds , and between them fathomless black patches. Suddenly I noticed in one of these patches a star , and began watching it intently. That was because that star had given me an idea : I decided to kill myself that night . ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
590:Obedience, fasting, and prayer are laughed at, yet only through them lies the way to real true freedom. I cut off my superfluous and unnecessary desires, I subdue my proud and wanton will and chastise it with obedience, and with God's help I attain freedom of spirit and with it spiritual joy. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
591:A special form of misery had begun to oppress him of late. There was nothing poignant, nothing acute about it; but there was a feeling of permanence, of eternity about it; it brought a foretaste of hopeless years of this cold leaden misery, a foretaste of an eternity "on a square yard of space. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
592:At such times I felt something was drawing me away, and I kept fancying that if I walked straight on, far, far away and reached that line where the sky and earth meet, there I should find the key to the mystery, there I should see a new life a thousand times richer and more turbulent than ours. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
593:I have in my own life merely carried to the extreme that which you have never ventured to carry even halfway ; and what's more, you've regarded your cowardice as prudence, and found comfort in deceiving yourselves. So that, in fact, I may be even more "alive" than you are. Do take a closer look! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
594:What can become of him if he is in such bondage to the habit of satisfying the innumerable desires he has created for himself? He is isolated, and what concern has he with the rest of humanity? They have succeeded in accumulating a greater mass of objects, but the joy in the world has grown less. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
595:People talk sometimes of a bestial cruelty, but that's a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel. The tiger only tears and gnaws, that's all he can do. He would never think of nailing people by the ears, even if he were able to do it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
596:There is only one way to salvation, and that is to make yourself responsible for all men's sins. As soon as you make yourself responsible in all sincerity for everything and for everyone, you will see at once that this is really so, and that you are in fact to blame for everyone and for all things. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
597:Father monks, why do you fast! Why do you expect reward in heaven for that?...No, saintly monk, you try being virtuous in the world, do good to society, without shutting yourself up in a monastery at other people's expense, and without expecting a reward up aloft for it--you'll find that a bit harder. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
598:By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
599:Shower on him every blessing, drown him in a sea of happiness, give him economic prosperity such that he should have nothing else to do but sleep, eat cakes, and busy himself with the continuation of the species, and even then, out of sheer ingratitude, sheer spite, man would play you some nasty trick. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
600:They wanted to speak, but could not; tears stood in their eyes. They were both pale and thin; but those sick pale faces were bright with the dawn of a new future, of a full resurrection into a new life. They were renewed by love; the heart of each held infinite sources of life for the heart of the other. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
601:Every decent man of our age must be a coward and a slave. That is his normal condition. Of that I am firmly persuaded. He is made and constructed to that very end. And not only at the present time owing to some casual circumstance, but always, at all times, a decent man is bound to be a coward and a slave. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
602:Do you think it is a vain hope that one day man will find joy in noble deeds of light and mercy, rather than in the coarse pleasures he indulges in today -- gluttony, fornication, ostentation, boasting, and envious vying with his neighbor? I am certain this is not a vain hope and that the day will come soon. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
603:There were moments when I hated everybody I came across, innocent or guilty, and looked at them as thieves who were robbing me of my life with impunity. The most unbearable misfortune is when you yourself become unjust, malignant, vile; you realize it, you even reproach yourself - but you just can't help it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
604:It is easier for a Russian to become an Atheist, than for any other nationality in the world. And not only does a Russian 'become an Atheist,' but he actually BELIEVES IN Atheism, just as though he had found a new faith, not perceiving that he has pinned his faith to a negation. Such is our anguish of thirst! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
605:The essence of religious feeling does not come under any sort of reasoning or atheism, and has nothing to do with any crimes or misdemeanors. There is something else here, and there will always be something else - something that the atheists will for ever slur over; they will always be talking of something else. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
606:In such situations, of course, people don't nurse their anger silently, they moan aloud; but these are not frank, straightforward moans, there is a kind of cunning malice in them, and that's the whole point. Those very moans express the sufferer's delectation; if he did not enjoy his moans, he wouldn't be moaning. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
607:... the more I learned, the more conscious did I become of the fact that I was ridiculous. So that for me my years of hard work at the university seem in the end to have existed for the sole purpose of demonstrating and proving to me, the more deeply engrossed I became in my studies, that I was an utterly absurd person ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
608:Twice two makes four seems to me simply a piece of insolence. Twice two makes four is a pert coxcomb who stands with arms akimbo barring your path and spitting. I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, twice two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
609:Nothing could be more absurd than moral lessons at such a moment! Oh, self-satisfied people: with what proud self-satisfaction such babblers are ready to utter their pronouncements! If they only knew to what degree I myself understand all the loathsomeness of my present condition, they wouldn't have the heart to teach me. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
610:I could not become anything; neither good nor bad; neither a scoundrel nor an honest man; neither a hero nor an insect. And now I am eking out my days in my corner, taunting myself with the bitter and entirely useless consolation that an intelligent man cannot seriously become anything, that only a fool can become something. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
611:Gentlemen, let us suppose that man is not stupid. (Indeed one cannot refuse to suppose that, if only from the one consideration, that, if man is stupid, then who is wise?) But if he is not stupid, he is monstrously ungrateful! Phenomenally ungrateful. In fact, I believe that the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
612:One's own free and unfettered volition, one's own caprice, however wild, one's own fancy, inflamed sometimes to the point of madness - that is the one best and greatest good, which is never taken into consideration because it cannot fit into any classification and the omission of which sends all systems and theories to the devil. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
613:Therefore, in my incontrovertible capacity as plaintiff and defendant judge and accused, I condemn this nature, which has so brazenly and unceremoniously inflicted this suffering... since I am unable to destroy Nature, I am destroying myself, solely out of weariness of having to endure a tyranny in which there is no guilty party. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
614:What makes a hero? Courage, strength, morality, withstanding adversity? Are these the traits that truly show and create a hero? Is the light truly the source of darkness or vice versa? Is the soul a source of hope or despair? Who are these so called heroes and where do they come from? Are their origins in obscurity or in plain sight? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
615:When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times I sinned against my heart and soul-then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift, life is happiness, every minute can be an eternity of happiness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
616:Yet, I didn't understand that she was intentionally disguising her feelings with sarcasm; that was usually the last resort of people who are timid and chaste of heart, whose souls have been coarsely and impudently invaded; and who, until the last moment, refuse to yield out of pride and are afraid to express their own feelings to you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
617:It suddenly seemed to me that I was lonely, that every one was forsaking me and going away from me. Of course, any one is entitled to ask who "every one" was. For though I had been living almost eight years in Petersburg I had hardly an acquaintance. But what did I want with acquaintances? I was acquainted with all Petersburg as it was. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
618:The world says: "You have needs - satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don't hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more." This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
619:I am a sick man...I am a wicked man. An unattractive man. I think my liver hurts. However, i don't know a fig about my sickness, and am not sure what it is that hurts me. I am not being treated and never have been, though I respect medicine. What's more, I am also superstitious in the extreme; well, at least enough to respect medicine. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
620:Reason and Knowledge have always played a secondary, subordinate, auxiliary role in the life of peoples, and this will always be the case. A people is shaped and driven forward by an entirely different kind of force, one which commands and coerces them and the origin of which is obscure and inexplicable despite the reality of its presence. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
621:The world has proclaimed the reign of freedom, especially of late, but what do we see in this freedom of theirs? Nothing but slavery and self-destruction! For the world says: "You have desires and so satisfy them, for you have the same rights as the most rich and powerful. Don't be afraid of satisfying them and even multiply your desires." ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
622:All people seem to be divided into'ordinary'and 'extraordinary'. The ordinary people must lead a life of strict obedience and have no right to transgress the law because?theyare ordinary.Whereas the extraordinary people have the right to commit any crime they like and transgress the law in any way just because they happen to be extraordinary. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
623:Brother, I’m not depressed and haven’t lost spirit. Life everywhere is life, life is in ourselves and not in the external. There will be people near me, and to be a human being among human beings, and remain one forever, no matter what misfortunes befall, not to become depressed, and not to falter – this is what life is, herein lies its task. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
624:I want peace; yes, I'd sell the whole world for a farthing, straight off, so long as I was left in peace. Is the world to go to pot, or am I to go without my tea? I say that the world may go to pot for me so long as I always get my tea. Did you know that, or not? Well, anyway, I know that I am a blackguard, a scoundrel, an egoist, a sluggard. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
625:You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. If a man carries many such memories into life with him, he is saved for the rest of his days. And even if only one good memory is left in our hearts, it may also be the instrument of our salvation one day. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
626:With old liars who have been acting all their lives there are moments when they enter so completely into their part that they tremble or shed tears in earnest, although at that very moment, or a second later, they are able to whisper to themselves, "You know you are lying, you shameless old sinner! You're acting now, in spite of your 'holy' wrath. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
627:The pleasure of despair. But then, it is in despair that we find the most acute pleasure, especially when we are aware of the hopelessness of the situation... ...everything is a mess in which it is impossible to tell what's what, but that despite this impossibility and deception it still hurts you, and the less you can understand, the more it hurts. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
628:We're always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that's all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can't help feeling that that's what it is. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
629:I wanted to fathom her secrets; I wanted her to come to me and say: "I love you," and if not that, if that was senseless insanity, then...well, what was there to care about? Did I know what I wanted? I was like one demented: all I wanted was to be near her, in the halo of her glory, in her radiance, always, for ever, all my life. I knew nothing more! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
630:Listen, in dreams and especially in nightmares, from indigestion or anything, a man sees sometimes such artistic visions, such complex and real actuality, such events, even a whole world of events, woven into such a plot, with such unexpected details from the most exalted matters to the last button on a cuff, as I swear Leo Tolstoy has never invented. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
631:I suddenly dreamt that I picked up the revolver and aimed it straight at my heart my heart, and not my head; and I had determined beforehand to fire at my head, at my right temple. After aiming at my chest I waited a second or two, and suddenly my candle , my table, and the wall in front of me began moving and heaving. I made haste to pull the trigger. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
632:At some thoughts one stands perplexed – especially at the sight of men’s sin – and wonders whether one should use force or humble love. Always decide to use humble love. If you resolve to do that, once and for all, you can subdue the whole world. Loving humility is marvelously strong, the strongest of all things, and there is nothing else like it. FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY ~ Anonymous,
633:Remember, too, every day, and whenever you can, repeat to yourself, Lord, have mercy on all who appear before Thee today. For every hour and every moment thousands of men leave life on this earth, and their souls appear before God. And how many of them depart in solitude, unknown, sad, dejected that no one mourns for them or even knows whether they have lived or not! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
634:If you are penitent, you love. And if you love you are of God. All things are atoned for, all things are saved by love. If I, a sinner even as you are, am tender with you and have pity on you, how much more will God have pity upon you. Love is such a priceless treasure that you can redeem the whole world by it, and cleanse not only your own sins but the sins of others. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
635:You cannot imagine what sorrow and anger seize one's whole soul when a great idea, which one has long and piously revered, is picked up by some bunglers and dragged into the street, to more fools like themselves, and one suddenly meets it in the flea market, unrecognizable, dirty, askew, absurdly presented, without proportion, without harmony, a toy for stupid children. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
636:One can tell a child everything, anything. I have often been struck by the fact that parents know their children so little. They should not conceal so much from them. How well even little children understand that their parents conceal things from them, because they consider them too young to understand! Children are capable of giving advice in the most important matters. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
637:Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I've never been able to start or finish anything. Granted, granted I'm a babbler, a harmless, irksome babbler, as we all are. But what's to be done if the sole and express purpose of every intelligent man is babble--that is, a deliberate pouring from empty into void. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
638:'Ever seen a leaf - a leaf from a tree?' 'Yes.' I saw one recently - a yellow one, a little green, wilted at the edges. Blown by the wind. When I was a little boy, I used to shut my eyes in winter and imagine a green leaf, with veins on it, and the sun shining ...' 'What's this - an allegory?' "No; why? Not an allegory - a leaf, just a leaf. A leaf is good. Everything's good.' ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
639:Coming at twenty to his father's house, which was a very sink of filthy debauchery, he, chaste and pure as he was, simply withdrew in silence when to look on was unbearable, but without the slightest sign of contempt or condemnation. His father, who had once been in a dependent position, and so was sensitive and ready to take offense, met him at first with distrust and sullenness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
640:I've made a terrible confession to you, he concluded gloomily. Do appreciate it, gentlemen. And it's not enough, not enough to appreciate it, you must not just appreciate it, it should also be precious to you, and if not, if this, too, goes past your souls, then it means you really do not respect me, gentlemen. I tell you that, and I will die of shame at having confessed to such men as you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
641:Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last. Imagine that you are doing this but that it is essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature...in order to found that edifice on its unavenged tears. Would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me. Tell the truth. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
642:By the experience of active love. Strive to love your neighbour actively and indefatigably. In as far as you advance in love you will grow surer of the reality of God and of the immortality of your soul. If you attain to perfect self-forgetfulness in the love of your neighbour, then you will believe without doubt, and no doubt can possibly enter your soul. This has been tried. This is certain. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
643:Generally speaking, our prisoners were capable of loving animals, and if they had been allowed they would have delighted to rear large numbers of domestic animals and birds in the prison. And I wonder what other activity could better have softened and refined their harsh and brutal natures than this. But it was not allowed. Neither the regulations nor the nature of the prison made it possible. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
644:I am a wicked man... But do you know, gentlemen, what was the main point about my wickedness? The whole thing, precisely was, the greatest nastiness precisely lay in my being shamefully conscious every moment, even in moments of the greatest bile, that I was not only not a wicked man but was not even an embittered man, that I was simply frightening sparrows in vain, and pleasing myself with it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
645:One's own free unfettered choice, one's own caprice-however wild it may be, one's own fancy worked up at times to frenzy-is that very "most advantageous advantage" which we have overlooked, which comes under no classification and against which all systems and theories are continually being shattered to atoms... [an]will attain his object-that is, convince himself he is a man and not a piano-key! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
646:I must have justice, or I will destroy myself. And not justice in some remote and infinite time and space, but here on Earth...I want to see with my own eyes the lamb lie down with the lion and the victim rise up and embrace his murderer. I want to be there when everyone suddenly understands what it has all been about. All the religions of the world are built on this longing, and I am a believer. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
647:It is precisely that requirement of shared worship that has been the principal source of suffering for individual man and the human race since the beginning of history. In their efforts to impose universal worship, men have unsheathed their swords and killed one another. They have invented gods and challenged each other: "Discard your gods and worship mine or I will destroy both your gods and you!" ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
648:Though I do not believe in the order of things, still the sticky little leaves that come out in the spring are dear to me, the blue sky is dear to me, some people are dear to me, whom one loves sometimes, would you believe it, without even knowing why; some human deeds are dear to me, which one has perhaps long ceased believing in, but still honors with one's heart, out of old habit..." --Ivan Karamazov ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
649:What tender and devoted mother wouldn't be dismayed and ill with terror at her son's or daughter's stepping even one hair's breath off the beaten track. No, better let him be happy and live in comfort without originality, is what every mother thinks when she rocks the cradle. The only person among us who can fail to reach the general's rank is the original man - in other words, the man who won't be quiet. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
650:I think everyone must love life more than anything else in the world.' 'Love life more than the meaning of it?' 'Yes, certainly. Love it regardless of logic, as you say. Yes, most certainly regardless of logic, for only then will I grasp its meaning. That's what I've been vaguely aware of for a long time. Half your work is done, Ivan: you love life. Now you must try to do the second half and you are saved. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
651:You see, gentlemen, reason is an excellent thing, there’s no disputing that, but reason is nothing but reason and satisfies only the rational side of man’s nature, while will is a manifestation of the whole life, that is, of the whole human life including reason and all the impulses. And although our life, in this manifestation of it, is often worthless, yet it is life and not simply extracting square roots. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
652:And do you know, do you know that mankind can live without the Englishman, it can live without Germany, it can live only too well without the Russian man, it can live without science, without bread, and it only cannot live without beauty, for then there would be nothing at all to do in the world! The whole secret is here, the whole of history is here. Science itself would not stand for a minute without beauty ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
653:There is nothing in the world more difficult than candor, and nothing easier than flattery. If there is a hundredth of a fraction of a false note to candor, it immediately produces dissonance, and as a result, exposure. But in flattery, even if everything is false down to the last note, it is still pleasant, and people will listen not without pleasure; with coarse pleasure, perhaps, but pleasure nevertheless. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
654:Whoever has experienced the power and the unrestrained ability to humiliate another human being automatically loses his own sensations. Tyranny is a habit, it has its own organic life, it develops finally into a disease. The habit can kill and coarsen the very best man or woman to the level of a beast. Blood and power intoxicate ... the return of the human dignity, repentance and regeneration becomes almost impossible. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
655:... active love is a harsh and fearful thing compared with the love in dreams. Love in dreams thirsts for immediate action, quickly performed, and with everyone watching. Indeed, it will go as far as the giving even of one's life, provided it does not take long but is soon over, as on stage, and eveyone is looking on and praising. Whereas active love is labor and persistence, and for some people, perhaps, a whole science. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
656:Do you know I don't know how one can walk by a tree and not be happy at the sight of it? How can one talk to a man and not be happy in loving him! Oh, it's only that I'm not able to express it...And what beautiful things there are at every step, that even the most hopeless man must feel to be beautiful! Look at a child! Look at God's sunrise! Look at the grass, how it grows! Look at the eyes that gaze at you and love you! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
657:And in vain does the dreamer rummage about in his old dreams, raking them over as though they were a heap of cinders, looking into these cinders for some spark, however tiny, to fan it into a flame so as to warm his chilled blood by it and revive in it all that he held so dear before, all that touched his heart, that made his blood course through his veins, that drew tears from his eyes, and that so splendidly deceived him! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
658:You pass by a little child, you pass by, spiteful, with ugly words, with wrathful heart; you may not have noticed the child, but he has seen you, and your image, unseemly and ignoble, may remain in his defenseless heart. You don't know it, but you may have sown an evil seed in him and it may grow, and all because you were not careful before the child, because you did not foster in yourself a careful, actively benevolent love. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
659:As soon as any one is near me, his personality disturbs my self-complacency and restricts my freedom. In twenty-four hours I begin to hate the best of men: one because he's too long over his dinner; another because he has a cold and keeps on blowing his nose. I become hostile to people the moment they come close to me. But it has always happened that the more I detest men individually the more ardent becomes my love for humanity. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
660:Pray to God for gladness. Be glad as children, as the birds of heaven. And let not the sin of men confound you in your doings. Fear not that it will wear away your work and hinder its being accomplished. Do not say, 'Sin is mighty, wickedness is mighty, evil environment is mighty, and we are lonely and helpless, and evil environment is wearing us away and hindering our good work from being done.' Fly from that dejection, children! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
661:Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harrass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you - alas, it is true of almost every one of us! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
662:At that point I ought to have gone away, but a strange sensation rose up in me, a sort of defiance of fate, a desire to challenge it, to put out my tongue at it. I laid down the largest stake allowe-four thousand gulden-and lost it. Then, getting hot, I pulled out all I had left, staked it on the same number, and lost again, after which I walked away from the table as though I were stunned. I could not even grasp what had happened to me. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
663:Ah, Father! That’s words and only words! Forgive! If he’d not been run over, he’d have come home today drunk and his only shirt dirty and in rags and he’d have fallen asleep like a log, and I should have been sousing and rinsing till daybreak, washing his rags and the children’s and then drying them by the window and as soon as it was daylight I should have been darning them. What’s the use of talking forgiveness! I have forgiven as it is! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
664:Love all God’s creation, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. If thou love each thing thou wilt perceive the mystery of God in all; and when once thou perceive this, thou wilt thenceforward grow every day to a fuller understanding of it: until thou come at last to love the whole world with a love that will then be all-embracing and universal. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
665:I tell Thee that man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creatures is born. But only one who can appease their conscience can take over their freedom […] Instead of taking men's freedom from them, Thou didst make it greater than ever! Didst Thou forget that man prefers peace, and even death, to freedom of choice in the knowledge of good and evil? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
666:But it's precisely in this cold, loathsome half-despair, half-belief, in this deliberate burying of yourself underground for forty years out of sheer pain, in this assiduously constructed, and yet somewhat dubious hopelessness, in all this poision of unfulfilled desires turned inward, this fever of vacillations, of resolutions adopted for eternity, and of repentances a moment later that you find the very essence of that strange, sharp pleasure. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
667:He did not know that the new life would not be given him for nothing, that he would have to pay dearly for it, that it would cost him great striving, great suffering. But that is the beginning of a new story -- the story of the gradual renewal of a man, the story of his gradual regeneration, of his passing from one world into another, of his initiation into a new unknown life. That might be the subject of a new story, but our present story is ended. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
668:No, I can't admit it. Brother,' said Alyosha suddenly, with flashing eyes, 'you said just now, is there a being in the whole world who would have the right to forgive and could firgive? But there is a Being and He can forgive everything, all and for all, because He gave His innocent blood for all and everything. You have forgotten Him, and on Him is built the edifice, and it is to Him they cry aloud, "Thou art just, O Lord, for Thy ways are revealed! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
669:Every man has some reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He has others which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But finally there are still others which a man is even afraid to tell himself, and every decent man has a considerable number of such things stored away. That is, one can even say that the more decent he is, the greater the number of such things in his mind. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
670:A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and, in order to divert himself, having no love in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest forms of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal. And it all comes from lying - lying to others and to yourself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
671:The enemies of living life; outdated little liberals, afraid of their own independence; lackeys of thought, enemies of the person and freedom, decrepit preachers of carrion and rot! What do they have: gray heads, the golden mean, the most abject and philistine giftlessness, envious equality, equality without personal dignity, equality as understood by a lackey or a Frenchman of the year ninety-three...And scoundrells, above all, scoundrels, scoundrels everywhere! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
672:I myself will perhaps cry out with all the rest, looking at the mother embracing her child's tormentor: 'Just art thou, O Lord!' but I do not want to cry out with them. While there's still time, I hasten to defend myself against it, and therefore I absolutely renounce all higher harmony. It is not worth one little tear of even that one tormented child who beat her chest with her little fist and prayed to 'dear God' in a stinking outhouse with her unredeemed tears! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
673:And why are you so firmly, so triumphantly, convinced that only the normal and the positive--in other words, only what is conducive to welfare--is for the advantage of man? Is not reason in error as regards advantage? Does not man, perhaps, love something besides well-being? Perhaps he is just as fond of suffering? Perhaps suffering is just as great a benefit to him as well-being? Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering, and that is a fact. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
674:The man who lies to himself can be more easily offended than anyone else. You know it is sometimes very pleasant to take offense, isn't it? A man may know that nobody has insulted him, but that he has invented the insult for himself, has lied and exaggerated to make it picturesque, has caught at a word and made a mountain out of a molehill--he knows that himself, yet he will be the first to take offense, and will revel in his resentment till he feels great pleasure in it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
675:...a condemned man who, at the hour of death, says or thinks that if the alternative were offered him of existing somewhere, on a height of rock or some narrow elevation, where only his two feet could stand, and round about him the ocean, perpetual gloom, perpetual solitude, perpetual storm, to remain there standing on a yard of surface for a lifetime, a thousand years, eternity! - rather would he live thus than die at once? Only live, live, live! - no matter how, only live! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
676:I wanted to pray for an hour, but I keep thinking and thinking, and always sick thoughts, and my head aches - what is the use of praying? - it's only a sin! It is strange, too, that I am not sleepy: in great, too great sorrow, after the first outbursts one is always sleepy. Men condemned to death, they say, sleep very soundly on the last night. And so it must be, it si the law of nature, otherwise their strength would not hold out... I lay down on the sofa but I did not sleep... ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
677:Where is it I've read that someone condemned to death says or thinks, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he'd only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once. Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
678:But it is possible, it is possible: the old grief, by a great mystery of human life, gradually passes into quiet, tender joy; instead of young, ebullient blood comes a mild, serene old age: I bless the sun's rising each day and my heart sings to it as before, but now I love its setting even more, its long slanting rays, and with them quiet, mild, tender memories, dear images from the whole of a long and blessed life--and over all is God's truth, moving, reconciling, all-forgiving! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
679:For example, I'm terribly proud. I'm as mistrustful and as sensitive as a hunchback or a dwarf; but, in truth, I've experienced some moments when if someone had slapped my face, I might even have been grateful for it. I'm being serious. I probably would have been able to derive a peculiar sort of pleasure from it-the pleasure of despair, naturally, but the most intense pleasures occur in despair, especially when you're very acutely aware of the hopelessness of your own predicament. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
680:Above all, avoid lies, all lies, especially the lie to yourself. Keep watch on your own lie and examine it every hour, every minute. And avoid contempt, both of others and of yourself: what seems bad to you in yourself is purified by the very fact that you have noticed it in yourself. And avoid fear, though fear is simply the consequence of every lie. Never be frightened at your own faintheartedness in attaining love, and meanwhile do not even be very frightened by your own bad acts. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
681:I used to analyze myself down to the last thread, used to compare myself with others, recalled all the smallest glances, smiles and words of those to whom I’d tried to be frank, interpreted everything in a bad light, laughed viciously at my attempts ‘to be like the rest’ –and suddenly, in the midst of my laughing, I’d give way to sadness, fall into ludicrous despondency and once again start the whole process all over again – in short, I went round and round like a squirrel on a wheel. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
682:There is something at the bottom of every new human thought, every thought of genius, or even every earnest thought that springs up in any brain, which can never be communicated to others, even if one were to write volumes about it and were explaining one's idea for thirty-five years; there's something left which cannot be induced to emerge from your brain, and remains with you forever; and with it you will die, without communicating to anyone perhaps the most important of your ideas. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
683:I did not understand that she was hiding her feelings under irony, that this is usually the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded, and that their pride makes them refuse to surrender till the last moment and shrink from giving expression to their feelings before you. to have guessed the truth from the timidity with which she had repeatedly approached her sarcasm, only bringing herself to utter it at last with an effort. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
684:‎Honoured sir, poverty is not a vice, that's a true saying. Yet I know too that drunkeness is not a virtue, and that's even truer. But beggary, honoured sir, beggary is a vice. In poverty you may still retain your innate nobility of soul, but in beggary--never--no one. For beggary a man is not chased out of human society with a stick, he is swept out with a broom, so as to make it as humiliating as possible; and quite right, too, forasmuch as in beggary as I am ready to be the first to humiliate myself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
685:Occasionally I was so much better that I could go out; but the streets used to put me in such a rage that I would lock myself up for days rather than go out, even if I were well enough to do so! I could not bear to see all those preoccupied, anxious-looking creatures continuously surging along the streets past me! Why are they always anxious? What is the meaning of their eternal care and worry? It is their wickedness, their perpetual detestable malice-that's what it is-they are all full of malice, malice! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
686:I tell you, the old-fashioned doctor who treated all diseases has completely disappeared, now there are only specialists, and they advertise all the time in the newspapers. If your nose hurts, they send you to Paris: there's a European specialist there, he treats noses. You go to Paris, he examines your nose: I can treat only your right nostril, he says, I don't treat left nostrils, it's not my specialty, but after me, go to Vienna, there's a separate specialist there who will finish treating your left nostril. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
687:It seemed clear to me that life and the world somehow depended upon me now. I may almost say that the world now seemed created for me alone: if I shot myself the world would cease to be at least for me. I say nothing of its being likely that nothing will exist for anyone when I am gone, and that as soon as my consciousness is extinguished the whole world will vanish too and become void like a phantom , as a mere appurtenance of my consciousness, for possibly all this world and all these people are only me myself. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
688:He walked on without resting. He had a terrible longing for some distraction, but he did not know what to do, what to attempt. A new overwhelming sensation was gaining more and more mastery over him every moment; this was an immeasurable, almost physical, repulsion for everything surrounding him, an obstinate, malignant feeling of hatred. All who met him were loathsome to him - he loathed their faces, their movements, their gestures. If anyone had addressed him, he felt that he might have spat at him or bitten him... . ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
689:After all, I quite naturally want to live in order to fulfill my whole capacity for living, and not in order to fulfill my reasoning capacity alone, which is no more than some one-twentieth of my capacity for living. What does reason know? It knows only what it has managed to learn (and it may never learn anything else; that isn't very reassuring, but why not admit it?), while human nature acts as a complete entity, with all that is in it, consciously or unconsciously; and though it may be wrong, it's nevertheless alive. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
690:Know, then, that now, precisely now, these people are more certain than ever before that they are completely free, and at the same time they themselves have brought us their freedom and obediently laid it at our feet. It is our doing, but is it what you wanted? This sort of freedom?' Again I don't understand', Alyosha interrupted, 'Is he being ironic? Is he laughing?' Not in the least. He precisely lays it to his and his colleagues' credit that they have finally overcome freedom, and have done so in order to make people happy. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
691:It sometimes happened that you might be familiar with a man for several years thinking he was a wild animal, and you would regard him with contempt. And then suddenly a moment would arrive when some uncontrollable impulse would lay his soul bare, and you would behold in it such riches, such sensitivity and warmth, such a vivid awareness of its own suffering and the suffering of others, that the scales would fall from your eyes and at first you would hardly be able to believe what you had seen and heard. The reverse also happens. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
692:You know, my boy, he said, it's impossible to love men such as they are. And yet we must. So try to do good to men by doing violence to your feelings, holding your nose, and shutting your eyes, especially shutting your eyes. Endure their villainy without anger, as much as possible; try to remember that you're a man too. For, if you're even a little above average intelligence, you'll have the propensity to judge people severely. Men are vile by nature and they'd rather love out of fear. Don't give in to such love: despise it always. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
693:I know you'll probably get angry with me for that, shout, stamp your feet: "speak just for yourself and your miseries in the underground, and don't go saying 'we all.'" Excuse me, gentleman, but I am not justifying myself with this allishness. As far as I myself am concerned, I have merely carried to an extreme in my life what you have not dared to carry even halfway, and, what's more, you've taken your cowardice for good sense, and found comfort in thus deceiving yourselves. So that I, perhaps, come out even more "living" than you. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
694:Filled with rapture, his soul yearned for freedom, space, vastness. Over him the heavenly dome, full of quiet, shining stars, hung boundlessly. From the zenith to the horizon the still-dim Milky Way stretched its double strand. Night, fresh and quiet, almost unstirring, enveloped the earth. The white towers and golden domes of the church gleamed in the sapphire sky. The luxuriant autumn asleep till morning. The silence of the earth seemed to merge with the silence of the heavens and the mystery of the earth touched the mystery of the stars. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
695:[to Jesus] You did not come down from the cross when they shouted to you, mocking and reviling you: "Come down from the cross and we will believe that it is you." You did not come down because, again, you did not want to enslave man by a miracle and thirsted for faith that is free, not miraculous...I swear, man is created weaker and baser than you thought him! How, how can he ever accomplish the same things as you? ...Respecting him less, you would have demanded less of him, and that would be closer to love, for his burden would be lighter. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
696:My friends, ask gladness from God. Be glad as children, as birds in the sky. And let man's sin not disturb you in your efforts, do not feat that it will dampen your endeavor and keep it from being fulfilled, do not say, Sin is strong, impiety is strong, the bad environment is strong, and we are lonely and powerless, the bad environment will dampen us and keep our good endeavor from being fulfilled. Flee from such despondency, my children! There is only one salvation for you: take yourself up, and make yourself responsible for the sins of men. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
697:In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality. At times monstrous images are created, but the setting and the whole picture are so truth-like and filled with details so delicate, so unexpectedly, but so artistically consistent, that the dreamer, were he an artist like Pushkin or Turgenev even, could never have invented them in the waking state. Such sick dreams always remain long in the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
698:Even there, in the mines, underground, I may find a human heart in another convict and murderer by my side, and I may make friends with him, for even there one may live and love and suffer. One may thaw and revive a frozen heart in that convict, one may wait upon him for years, and at last bring up from the dark depths a lofty soul, a feeling, suffering creature; one may bring forth an angel, create a hero! There are so many of them, hundreds of them, and we are all to blame for them. [...] If they drive God from the earth, we shall shelter Him underground. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
699:All of a sudden I became aware of a little star in one of those patches and I began looking at it intently. That was because the little star gave me an idea: I made up my mind to kill myself that night. I had made up my mind to kill myself already two months before and, poor as I am, I bought myself an excellent revolver and loaded it the same day. But two months had elapsed and it was still lying in the drawer. I was so utterly indifferent to everything that I was anxious to wait for the moment when I would not be so indifferent and then kill myself. Why -- I don't know. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
700:Then Christ will say to us, 'Come you also! Come you drunkards! Come you weaklings! Come you depraved!' And he will say to us, 'Vile creatures, you in the image of the beast and you who bear his mark. All the same, you come too!' And the wise and prudent will say, 'Lord, why are you welcoming them? And he will say, 'O wise and prudent, I am welcoming them because not one of them has ever judged himself worthy. And he will stretch out his arms to us, and we shall fall at his feet, and burst into sobs, and then we shall understand everything, everything! Lord, your kingdom come! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
701:And now I am eking out my days in my corner, taunting myself with the bitter and entirely useless consolations that an intelligent man cannot seriously become anything; that only a fool can become something. Yes, sir, an intelligent nineteenth-century man must be, is morally bound to be, an essentially characterless creature; and a man of character, a man of action - an essentially limited creature. This is my conviction at the age of forty. I am forty now, and forty years - why, it is all of a lifetime, it is the deepest of old age. Living past forty is indecent, vulgar, immoral! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
702:Woe to the suicides! I believe that there can be none more miserable than they. Oh, there are some who remain proud and fierce even in hell, in spite of their certain knowledge and contemplation of the absolute truth; there are some fearful ones who have given themselves over to Satan and his proud spirit entirely. For such, hell is voluntary and ever consuming; they are tortured by their own choice. For they have cursed themselves, cursing God and life. And they will burn in the fire of their own wrath forever and yearn for death and annihilation. But they will not attain to death. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
703:And so I ask myself: 'Where are your dreams?' And I shake my head and mutter: 'How the years go by!' And I ask myself again: 'What have you done with those years? Where have you buried your best moments? Have you really lived? Look,' I say to myself, 'how cold it is becoming all over the world!' And more years will pass and behind them will creep grim isolation. Tottering senility will come hobbling, leaning on a crutch, and behind these will come unrelieved boredom and despair. The world of fancies will fade, dreams will wilt and die and fall like autumn leaves from the trees. . . . ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
704:philosophical inquiries (the reflections of specially trained observers on the nature of their own patterns of thought) or the insights of great novelists, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Leo Tolstoy. Those are the readings that inspired my first years at Harvard. But, as I learned from Ernst Kris, neither trained introspection nor creative insights would lead to the systematic accretion of knowledge needed for the foundation of a science of mind. That sort of foundation requires more than insight, it requires experimentation. Thus, it was the remarkable successes of experimental science in astronomy, physics, and chemistry that spurred students of mind to devise experimental ~ Eric R Kandel,
705:Jordan Peterson's Book List
1. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
2. 1984 - George Orwell
3. Road To Wigan Pier - George Orwell
4. Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
5. Demons - Fyodor Dostoevsky
6. Beyond Good And Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche
7. Ordinary Men - Christopher Browning
8. The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski
9. The Rape of Nanking - Iris Chang
10. Gulag Archipelago (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, & Vol. 3) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
11. Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl
12. Modern Man in Search of A Soul - Carl Jung
13. Maps Of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief - Jordan B. Peterson
14. A History of Religious Ideas (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3) - Mircea Eliade
15. Affective Neuroscience - Jaak Panksepp ~ Jordan Peterson,
706:And He will judge and will forgive all, the good and the evil, the wise and the meek . . . And when He has done with all of them, then He will summon us. 'You too come forth,' He will say, 'Come forth ye drunkards, come forth, ye weak ones, come forth, ye children of shame!' And we shall all come forth, without shame and shall stand before him. And He will say unto us, 'Ye are swine, made in the Image of the Beast and with his mark; but come ye also!' And the wise ones and those of understanding will say, 'Oh Lord, why dost Thou receive these men?' And He will say, 'This is why I receive them, oh ye wise, this is why I receive them, oh ye of understanding, that not one of them believed himself to be worthy of this.' And He will hold out His hands to us and we shall fall down before him . . . and we shall weep . . . and we shall understand all things! Then we shall understand everything! . . . and all will understand ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
707:Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being might suit our moment. Sinclair Lewis’s novel It Can’t Happen Here is perhaps not a great work of art; Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America is better. One novel known by millions of young Americans that offers an account of tyranny and resistance is J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. If you or your friends or your children did not read it that way the first time, then it bears reading again. Some of the political and historical texts that inform the arguments made here are “Politics and the English Language” by George Orwell (1946); The Language of the Third Reich by Victor Klemperer (1947); The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt (1951); The Rebel by Albert Camus (1951); The Captive Mind by Czesław Miłosz (1953); “The Power of the Powerless” by Václav Havel (1978); “How to Be a Conservative-Liberal-Socialist” by Leszek Kołakowski (1978); The Uses of Adversity by Timothy Garton Ash (1989); The Burden of Responsibility by Tony Judt (1998); Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning (1992); and Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev (2014). Christians ~ Timothy Snyder,
708:76. David Hume – Treatise on Human Nature; Essays Moral and Political; An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
77. Jean-Jacques Rousseau – On the Origin of Inequality; On the Political Economy; Emile – or, On Education, The Social Contract
78. Laurence Sterne – Tristram Shandy; A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy
79. Adam Smith – The Theory of Moral Sentiments; The Wealth of Nations
80. Immanuel Kant – Critique of Pure Reason; Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals; Critique of Practical Reason; The Science of Right; Critique of Judgment; Perpetual Peace
81. Edward Gibbon – The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Autobiography
82. James Boswell – Journal; Life of Samuel Johnson, Ll.D.
83. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier – Traité Élémentaire de Chimie (Elements of Chemistry)
84. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison – Federalist Papers
85. Jeremy Bentham – Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation; Theory of Fictions
86. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Faust; Poetry and Truth
87. Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier – Analytical Theory of Heat
88. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel – Phenomenology of Spirit; Philosophy of Right; Lectures on the Philosophy of History
89. William Wordsworth – Poems
90. Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Poems; Biographia Literaria
91. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice; Emma
92. Carl von Clausewitz – On War
93. Stendhal – The Red and the Black; The Charterhouse of Parma; On Love
94. Lord Byron – Don Juan
95. Arthur Schopenhauer – Studies in Pessimism
96. Michael Faraday – Chemical History of a Candle; Experimental Researches in Electricity
97. Charles Lyell – Principles of Geology
98. Auguste Comte – The Positive Philosophy
99. Honoré de Balzac – Père Goriot; Eugenie Grandet
100. Ralph Waldo Emerson – Representative Men; Essays; Journal
101. Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Scarlet Letter
102. Alexis de Tocqueville – Democracy in America
103. John Stuart Mill – A System of Logic; On Liberty; Representative Government; Utilitarianism; The Subjection of Women; Autobiography
104. Charles Darwin – The Origin of Species; The Descent of Man; Autobiography
105. Charles Dickens – Pickwick Papers; David Copperfield; Hard Times
106. Claude Bernard – Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine
107. Henry David Thoreau – Civil Disobedience; Walden
108. Karl Marx – Capital; Communist Manifesto
109. George Eliot – Adam Bede; Middlemarch
110. Herman Melville – Moby-Dick; Billy Budd
111. Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment; The Idiot; The Brothers Karamazov
112. Gustave Flaubert – Madame Bovary; Three Stories
113. Henrik Ibsen – Plays
114. Leo Tolstoy – War and Peace; Anna Karenina; What is Art?; Twenty-Three Tales
115. Mark Twain – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Mysterious Stranger
116. William James – The Principles of Psychology; The Varieties of Religious Experience; Pragmatism; Essays in Radical Empiricism
117. Henry James – The American; The Ambassadors
118. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche – Thus Spoke Zarathustra; Beyond Good and Evil; The Genealogy of Morals;The Will to Power
119. Jules Henri Poincaré – Science and Hypothesis; Science and Method
120. Sigmund Freud – The Interpretation of Dreams; Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis; Civilization and Its Discontents; New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
121. George Bernard Shaw – Plays and Prefaces ~ Mortimer J Adler,

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1. Dostoyevsky, Dostoevski, Dostoevsky, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Feodor Dostoevski, Fyodor Dostoevski, Feodor Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky ::: (Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881))


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Dostoyevsky, Dostoevski, Dostoevsky, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Feodor Dostoevski, Fyodor Dostoevski, Feodor Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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         => causal agent, cause, causal agency
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Dostoyevsky, Dostoevski, Dostoevsky, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Feodor Dostoevski, Fyodor Dostoevski, Feodor Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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  -> writer, author
   => abstractor, abstracter
   => alliterator
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   => biographer
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   => commentator, reviewer
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   => cyberpunk
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   => dramatist, playwright
   => essayist, litterateur
   => folk writer
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   => ghostwriter, ghost
   => Gothic romancer
   => hack, hack writer, literary hack
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   => novelist
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