Fjodor M. Dostojewski

Fjodor M. Dostojewski

Russisch writer

Lived from: 1821-1881

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.
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    Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.
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    A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes.
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    Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
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    Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
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    If there is no God, everything is permitted.
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    If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.
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    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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    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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    Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.
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    Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.
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    Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea.
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    Realists do not fear the results of their study.
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    Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
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