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


Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
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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...
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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...
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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!
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Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!
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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.
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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.
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They were like two enemies in love with one another.
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Do you know I've been sitting here thinking to myself: that if I didn't believe in life, if I lost f...
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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...
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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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آیا هیچ می‌دانید که اگر شما گیوتین را به جلو صحنه آورده...
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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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