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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
It is easier for a Russian to become an atheist than for anyone else in the world.
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It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?
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Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
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Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea.
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The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
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Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the trut...
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For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are ...
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It was more difficult not to
understand than to understand.
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Every man has some reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He ha...
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You were destined for me. Perhaps as a punishment.
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Love life more than the meaning of it?
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And what's strange, what would be marvelous, is not that God should really exist; the marvel is that...
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God has such gladness every time he sees from heaven that a sinner is praying to Him with all his he...
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I believe that to execute a man for murder is to punish him immeasurably more dreadfully than is equ...
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
It is easier for a Russian to become an Atheist, than for any other nationality in the world. And no...
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And though I suffer for you, yet it eases my heart to suffer for you.
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Don’t be overwise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don’t be afraid - th...
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it ... one must have the courage to dare.
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And the more I drink the more I feel it. That's why I drink too. I try to find sympathy and feeling ...
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We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, some...
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Grown-up people do not know that a child can give exceedingly good advice even in the most difficult...
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..., and if one has only one good memory left in one's heart, even that may sometimes be the means o...
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Человек, умеющий обнимать - хороший человек

(A person...
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You sensed that you should be following a different path, a more ambitious one, you felt that you we...
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But what can a decent man speak of with most pleasure?

Answer: Of himself.

Wel...
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Generally speaking, our prisoners were capable of loving animals, and if they had been allowed they ...
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One can fall in love and still hate.
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Love all God’s creation, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of lig...
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The only gain of civilisation for mankind is the greater capacity for variety of sensations--and abs...
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in despair there are the most intense enjoyments, especially when one is very acutely conscious of t...
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For the direct, lawful, immediate fruit of consciousness is inertia – that is, a conscious sitting...
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I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, t...
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Now answer me, sincerely, honestly, who lives past forty? I'll tell you who does: fools and scoundre...
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It was from feeling oneself that one had reached the last barrier, that it was horrible, but that it...
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an intelligent man cannot become anything seriously, and it is only the fool who becomes anything.
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In fact, I believe that the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped. But that is not all, tha...
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
It's not God that I don't accept, Alyosha, only I most respectfully return Him the ticket.
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Without a firm idea of himself and the purpose of his life, man cannot live, and would sooner destro...
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The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons
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Lack of originality, everywhere, all over the world, from time immemorial, has always been considere...
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I swear to you gentlemen, that to be overly conscious is a sickness, a real, thorough sickness.
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Instead of giving a firm foundation for setting the conscience of man at rest forever, Thou didst ch...
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I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as the...
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Gentlemen, let us suppose that man is not stupid. (Indeed one cannot refuse to suppose that, if only...
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Because it begins to seem to me at such times that I am incapable of beginning a life in real life, ...
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How anxiously I yearned for those I had forsake
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You think it’s because they’re lying? Nonsense! I like it when people lie! Lying is man’s only...
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Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entir...
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Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely.
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The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.
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There are... things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number...
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The soul is healed by being with children
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We always imagine eternity as something beyond our conception, something vast, vast! But why must it...
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What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, t...
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If there is no immortality, there is no virtue
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Then this God does exist according to you?"
"He does not exist, but He is. In the stone there i...
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On our earth we can only love sincerely with suffering and through suffering. We do not know how to ...
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I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind.
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
But man is so addicted to systems and to abstract conclusions that he is prepared deliberately to di...
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You can be sincere and still be stupid.
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Where have you buried your best days? Have you lived or not? Look, one
says to oneself, look ho...
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I like revisiting, at certain times, spots where I was once happy; I like to shape the present in th...
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At last my heart was too full.
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Sometimes it happens that the most insane thought, the most impossible conception, will become so fi...
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(…)man holds the remedy in his own hands, and lets everything go its own way, simply through cowar...
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There are crimes that are truly uncomely. With crimes, whatever they may be, the more blood, the mor...
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The world stands on absurdities, and without them perhaps nothing at all would happen.
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As aparições são, por assim dizer, pedaços ou fragmentos de outros mundos, o seu princípio. É ...
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The soul is healed by being with children.
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Killing myself was a matter of such indifference to me that I felt like waiting for a moment when it...
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Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.
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It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits h...
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The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being can believe...
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A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far be...
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A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes.
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Be near your brothers. Not just one, but both of them.
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Life had stepped into the place of theory and something quite different would work itself out in his...
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Woe to the man who offends a small child!
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Schoolboys are a merciless race, individually they are angels, but together, especially in schools, ...
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Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their j...
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“There are three forces, the only three forces capable of conquering and enslaving forever the con...
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I tell Thee that man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find some one quickly to whom he can...
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The centripetal force on our planet is still fearfully strong, Alyosha. I have a longing for life, a...
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The more I love humanity in general the less I love man in particular. In my dreams, I often make pl...
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
One man doesn't believe in god at all, while the other believes in him so thoroughly that he prays a...
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People with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few...
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
In a morbid condition, dreams are often distinguished by their remarkably graphic, vivid, and extrem...
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What do you think?" shouted Razumihin, louder than ever, "you think I am attacking them for talking ...
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Truly great men must, I think, experience great sorrow on the earth.
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Do you understand, sir, do you understand what it means when you have absolutely nowhere to turn?" M...
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Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be!
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
The need for beauty and the [artistic] creation which embodies it is inseparable from man, and witho...
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Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't ...
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Yet, I didn't understand that she was intentionally disguising her feelings with sarcasm; that was u...
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To love someone means to see them as God intended them.
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Oh, tell me, who first declared, who first proclaimed that man only does nasty things because he doe...
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Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
They were like two enemies in love with one another.
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Do you know I've been sitting here thinking to myself: that if I didn't believe in life, if I lost f...
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Besides, nowadays, almost all capable people are terribly afraid of being ridiculous, and are misera...
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Отцы и учители, мыслю: "что есть ад?" Рассуждаю
так: "С...
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It's like this,' began the elder. 'All these sentences of hard labour in Siberian prisons, and forme...
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You will say that that was in the comparatively barbarous times; that these are barbarous times too,...
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Science which has become a great power in the lastcentury, has analyzed everything divine handed dow...
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For a woman, all resurrection, all salvation, from whatever perdition, lies in love; in fact, it is ...
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Until you have become really, in actual fact, as brother to everyone, brotherhood will not come to p...
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Indeed, precious memories may remain even of a bad home, if only the heart knows how to find what is...
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I, for instance, was triumphant over everyone; everyone, of course, was in dust and ashes, and was f...
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Not long ago I was much amused by imagining—what if the fancy suddenly took me to kill some one, a...
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But here I should imagine the most terrible part of the whole punishment is, not the bodily pain at ...
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No, it is not a commonplace, sir! If up to now, for example, I have been told to 'love my neighbor,'...
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Milhões de pessoas morreriam de aborrecimento, por falta de imaginação, como sucede às moscas no...
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Lunatics! Vain creatures! They don't believe in God, they don't believe in Christ! Why, you are so e...
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Po ç'pune ke ti, mor zoteri, me çizmet e mia te shqyera dhe me berrylat e mi te grisur?
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Once he went into the mountains on a clear, sunny day, and wandered about for a long time with a tor...
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May it not be that he loves chaos and destruction (there can be no disputing that he does sometimes ...
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My wretched passions were acute, smarting, from my continual, sickly irritability I had hysterical i...
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We've all grown unaccustomed to life, we're all lame, each of us more or less. We've even grown so u...
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Wer sich selbst belügt und seine eigenen Lügen anhört, kommt schließlich soweit, dass er keine W...
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Stupidity is brief and guileless, while wit equivocates and hides. Wit is a scoundrel, while stupidi...
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...The men of those days...were absolutely not the same people that we are now; it was not the same ...
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There are seconds, they come only five or six at a time, and you suddenly feel the presence of etern...
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I suddenly felt that it was all the same to me whether the world existed or whether there had never ...
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A complete atheist stands on the next-to-last upper step to the most complete faith (he may or may n...
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من منا ﻻ يضل الطريق ومع ذلك نسير جميعًا إلى غاية واحدة ...
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How could I alone have invented it or imagined it in my dream? Could my petty heart and fickle, triv...
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I saw the truth, I saw and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the ability ...
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إن ما يحرك الأحلام فينا هي الرغبة وليس العقل، هو القلب ...
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ما أصعَبَ الأمر على من يعرف الحقيقةَ وحده
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لقد تعلموا الكذب و أحبوه و عرفوا مواطن الجمال فيه ،ربما...
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