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    Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering...
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: men  suffering 
     
    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
    tags: lies  worship 
     
    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
    tags: men 
     
    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
    tags: truth  men  lies  respect 
     
    Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: suffering 
     
    It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: intelligence 
     
    Destroy my desires, eradicate my ideals, show me something better, and I will follow you.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: desires 
     
    Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: truth  world 
     
    And if there's love, you can do without happiness too. Even with sorrow, life is sweet.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: happiness  sorrow 
     
    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
    tags: afraid 
     
    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
    tags: men  human  soul  wishes 
     
    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
    tags: animals  men  people  cruelty 
     
    If everything on earth were rational, nothing would happen.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: earth 
     
    It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: fools 
     
    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
    tags: animals  world  mystery  divine 
     
    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
    tags: happiness  time  heart  past  lost  eternity  gift 
     
    The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: grief  star  night 
     
    The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: live  mystery  lies  human  existence 
     
    The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: prison 
     
    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
    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
    A hundred suspicions don't make a proof.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    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
    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
    tags: time  men  world  quality 
     
    I want to suffer and be purified by suffering!
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    At first, art imitates life. Then life will imitate art.Then life will find its very existence from the arts.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: existence 
     
    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
    tags: death  men  worship 
     
    The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: men  opinion  fools 
     
    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
    tags: truth  mystery  divine  mind 
     
    You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    The world will be saved by beauty.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: beauty  world 
     
    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
    tags: men  earth  god  sin 
     
    I believe there is no one deeper, lovelier, more sympathetic and more perfect than Jesus...
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: believe  jesus 
     
    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
    tags: living 
     
    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
    tags: men  work  meaning  punishment 
     
    I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: men  devil 
     
    A society should be judged not by how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: society  criminal 
     
    The soul is healed by being with children.
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: children  soul  child 
     
    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
    tags: people  reality 
     
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