Quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Pain & 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 Dostoyevsky

The soul is healed by being with children.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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 Dostoyevsky

Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it … one must have the courage to dare.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Yet, I didn’t understand that she was intentionally disguising her feelings with sarcasm; that was usually the last resort of people who are timid and chaste of heart, whose souls have been coarsely and impudently invaded; and who, until the last moment, refuse to yield out of pride and are afraid to express their own feelings to you.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Compassion is the chief law of human existence.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Without God all things are permitted.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

My God, a moment of bliss. Why, isn’t that enough for a whole lifetime?
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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