Fyodor Dostoevsky

#30194 Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is not as athat I believe and confess. My hosanna isof a furnace of . .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about believe
#30195 Fyodor Dostoevsky

To study theofand of— I am making significanthere. I havein 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. .

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#30196 Fyodor Dostoevsky

If anyone could prove to me thatis outside the , and if the truth really did exclude Christ, I should prefer to stay with Christ and not with truth. .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about truth
#30197 Fyodor Dostoevsky

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. .

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#30198 Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is not as a child that I believe and confess. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt. .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about believe
#30199 Fyodor Dostoevsky

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. .

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#30200 Fyodor Dostoevsky

Russia was a slave in Europe but would be a master in Asia. .

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#30201 Fyodor Dostoevsky

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. .

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#30203 Fyodor Dostoevsky

The characteristics of our romantics are to understand everything, to see everything and to see it often incomparably more clearly than our most realistic minds see it... .

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#30204 Fyodor Dostoevsky

I am a sick man… I am a wicked man. An unattractive man. .

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#30205 Fyodor Dostoevsky

...что слишком сознавать — это болезнь, настоящая, полная болезнь. .

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#30206 Fyodor Dostoevsky

Above all, do not lie to yourself. A man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he does not discern any truth either in himself or anywhere around him, and thus falls into disrespect towards himself and others. .

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#30207 Fyodor Dostoevsky

The best definition of man is: a being that goes on two legs and is ungrateful. .

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#30208 Fyodor Dostoevsky

When… in the course of all these thousands of years has man ever acted in accordance with his own interests? .

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#30209 Fyodor Dostoevsky

The formula 'two plus two equals five' is not without its attractions. .

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#30210 Fyodor Dostoevsky

Yes — you, you alone must pay for everything because you turned up like this, because I'm a scoundrel, because I'm the nastiest, most ridiculous, pettiest, stupidest, and most envious worm of all those living on earth who're no better than me in any way, but who, the devil knows why, never get embarrassed, while all my life I have to endure insults from every louse — that's my fate. What do I care that you do not understand any of this? .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about life
#30211 Fyodor Dostoevsky

I could never stand more than three months of dreaming at a time without feeling an irresistible desire to plunge into society. To plunge into society meant to visit my superior, Anton Antonich Syetochkin. He was the the only permanent acquaintance I have had in my life, and I even wonder at the fact myself now. But I even went to see him only when that phase came over me, and when my dreams had reached such a point of bliss that it became essential to embrace my fellows and all mankind immediately. And for that purpose I needed at least one human being at hand who actually existed. I had to call on Anton Antonich, however, on Tuesday — his at-home day; so I always had to adjust my passionate desire to embrace humanity so that it might fall on a Tuesday. .

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#30212 Fyodor Dostoevsky

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. .

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#30214 Fyodor Dostoevsky

It was not only that I could not become spiteful, I did not know how to become anything; neither spiteful nor kind, neither a rascal nor an honest man, neither a hero nor an insect. Now, I am living out my life in my corner, taunting myself with the spiteful and useless consolation that an intelligent man cannot become anything seriously, and it is only the fool who becomes anything. .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about life
#30215 Fyodor Dostoevsky

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 Quotes about man
#30216 Fyodor Dostoevsky

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 Quotes about time
#30217 Fyodor Dostoevsky

And what is it in us that is mellowed by civilization? All it does, I’d say, is to develop in man a capacity to feel a greater variety of sensations. And nothing, absolutely nothing else. And through this development, man will yet learn how to enjoy bloodshed. Why, it has already happened . . . . Civilization has made man, if not always more bloodthirsty, at least more viciously, more horribly bloodthirsty. .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about joy
#30218 Fyodor Dostoevsky

All writers, not ours alone but foreigners also, who have sought to represent Absolute Beauty, were unequal to the task, for it is an infinitely difficult one. The beautiful is the ideal ; but ideals, with us as in civilized Europe, have long been wavering. There is in the world only one figure of absolute beauty: . That infinitely lovely figure is, as a matter of course, an infinite marvel. .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about love
#30219 Fyodor Dostoevsky

And now once again I asked myself the question: do I love her? And once more I could not answer, that is to say, again, for the hundreth time, I answered that I hated her. .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about love
#30220 Fyodor Dostoevsky

Is it really not possible to touch the gaming table without being instantly infected by superstition? .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about wit
#30222 Fyodor Dostoevsky

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about fear
#30223 Fyodor Dostoevsky

Accept suffering and achieve atonement through it — that is what you must do. .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about men
#30224 Fyodor Dostoevsky

Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel. .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about man
#30225 Fyodor Dostoevsky

Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms. .

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes about man
#30226 Fyodor Dostoevsky

"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." .

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