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Quotations by author » Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Russian Novelist and Writer, 1821-1881
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A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes.
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God
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
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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
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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 hand over that gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born
FreedomGifts
If God does not exist, then everything is permitted
God
If it were desired to reduce man to nothing, it would be necessary only to give his work a character of uselessness
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If the devil does not exist, and man has therefore created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness
DevilMankind
If there is no immortality, there is no virtue
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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.
Self-respect
In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, 'Make us your slaves, but feed us
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Innovators and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools at the beginning (and very often at the end) of their careers.
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It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?
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It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them -- the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.
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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 he has accumulated during the first half
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It's not God that I don't accept, Alyosha, only I most respectfully return Him the ticket.
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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
Love
Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled
Animals
Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others
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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
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