Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes & Wallpapers

Fyodor Dostoevsky
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You will have many enemies, but even your foes will love you. Life will bring you many misfortunes, but you will find your happiness in them, and will bless life and will make others bless it-which is what matters most. Fyodor Dostoevsky

The death of a child is the greatest reason to doubt the existence of God. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Only through suffering can we find ourselves. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice. Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is a law of nature that every decent man on earth is bound to be a coward and a slave Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nature doesn't ask your permission; it doesn't care about your wishes, or whether you like its laws or not. You're obliged to accept it as it is, and consequently all its results as well. Fyodor Dostoevsky

But yet I am firmly persuaded that a great deal of consciousness, every sort of consciousness, in fact, is a disease. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Oh, if only I did nothing simply as a result of laziness. Fyodor Dostoevsky

So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find someone to worship. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Break what must be broken, once for all, that's all, and take the suffering on oneself. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Every member of the society spies on the rest, and it is his duty to inform against them. All are slaves and equal in their slavery... The great thing about it is equality... Slaves are bound to be equal. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Here my tears are falling, Nastenka. Let them flow, let them flow - they don't hurt anybody. They will dry Nastenka. Fyodor Dostoevsky

I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just ca' help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year. Fyodor Dostoevsky

... one could never judge a man without seeing him close, for oneself ... Fyodor Dostoevsky

I have a plan-to go mad. Fyodor Dostoevsky

A beast can never be as cruel as a human being, so artistically, so picturesquely cruel. Fyodor Dostoevsky

And so I ask myself: 'Where are your dreams?' And I shake my head and mutter: 'How the years go by!' And I ask myself again: 'What have you done with those years? Where have you buried your best moments? Have you really lived? Look,' I say to myself, 'how cold it is becoming all over the world!' And more years will pass and behind them will creep grim isolation. Tottering senility will come hobbling, leaning on a crutch, and behind these will come unrelieved boredom and despair. The world of fancies will fade, dreams will wilt and die and fall like autumn leaves from the trees. . . . Fyodor Dostoevsky

Above all, do not lie to yourself. Fyodor Dostoevsky

The man who is happy is fulfilling the purpose of existence Fyodor Dostoevsky

People really do like seeing their best friends humiliated; a large part of the friendship is based on humiliation; and that is an old truth,well known to all intelligent people. Fyodor Dostoevsky

I don't understand anything...and I no longer want to understand anything. I want to stick to the fact...If I wanted to understand something, I would immediately have to betray the fact, but I've made up my mind to stick to the fact. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Humiliate the reason and distort the soul. Fyodor Dostoevsky

To think too much is a disease. Fyodor Dostoevsky

But men love abstract reasoning and neat systematization so much that they think nothing of distorting the truth, closing their eyes and ears to contrary evidence to preserve their logical constructions. Fyodor Dostoevsky

I have seen the truth. It is not as though I had invented it in my mind. I have seen it, SEEN IT and the living image of it has filled my soul forever... Fyodor Dostoevsky

They have their Hamlets, but we still have our Karamazovs! Fyodor Dostoevsky

If anyone could prove to me that Christ is outside the truth, and if the truth really did exclude Christ, I should prefer to stay with Christ and not with truth. Fyodor Dostoevsky

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 Dostoevsky

I have never in my life met a man like him for noble simplicity, and boundless truthfulness. I understood from the way he talked that anyone who chose could deceive him, and that he would forgive anyone afterwards who had deceived him, and that was why I grew to love him. Fyodor Dostoevsky

In most cases, people, even the most vicious, are much more naive and simple-minded than we assume them to be. And this is true of ourselves too. Fyodor Dostoevsky

If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man...you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he' s a good man. Fyodor Dostoevsky

You see, gentlemen, reason is an excellent thing, there's no disputing that, but reason is nothing but reason and satisfies only the rational side of man's nature, while will is a manifestation of the whole life, that is, of the whole human life including reason and all the impulses. And although our life, in this manifestation of it, is often worthless, yet it is life and not simply extracting square roots. Fyodor Dostoevsky

God knows what is in me in place of me. Fyodor Dostoevsky

He was one of the numerous and varied legion of dullards, of half-animated abortions, conceited, half-educated coxcombs, who attach themselves to the idea most in fashion only to vulgarize it and who caricature every cause they serve, however sincerely. Fyodor Dostoevsky

The more conscious I was of goodness and of all that was 'sublime and beautiful,'the more deeply I sank into my mire and the more ready I was to sink in it altogether. Fyodor Dostoevsky

..., twice two is four is not life, gentlemen, but the beginning of death. Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Compassion is the chief law of human existence. Fyodor Dostoevsky

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. Fyodor Dostoevsky

If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once. Fyodor Dostoevsky

What if, when this fog scatters and flies upward, the whole rotten, slimey city goes with it, rises with the fog and vanishes like smoke. Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is precisely that requirement of shared worship that has been the principal source of suffering for individual man and the human race since the beginning of history. In their efforts to impose universal worship, men have unsheathed their swords and killed one another. They have invented gods and challenged each other: "Discard your gods and worship mine or I will destroy both your gods and you!" Fyodor Dostoevsky

There is nothing higher and stronger and more wholesome and useful for life in later years than some good memory, especially a memory connected with childhood, with home. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Until you have become really, in actual fact, as brother to everyone, brotherhood will not come to pass. Fyodor Dostoevsky

I must have justice, or I will destroy myself. And not justice in some remote and infinite time and space, but here on Earth...I want to see with my own eyes the lamb lie down with the lion and the victim rise up and embrace his murderer. I want to be there when everyone suddenly understands what it has all been about. All the religions of the world are built on this longing, and I am a believer. Fyodor Dostoevsky

To strive consciously for an object and to engage in engineering - that is, incessantly and eternally to make new roads, wherever they may lead. Fyodor Dostoevsky

One must be a great man indeed to be able to hold out even against common sense." "Or else a fool. Fyodor Dostoevsky

My friends, God is necessary for me if only because he is the one being who can be loved eternally. Fyodor Dostoevsky

A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes. Fyodor Dostoevsky

God has such gladness every time he sees from heaven that a sinner is praying to Him with all his heart, as a mother has when she sees the first smile on her baby's face. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Perhaps a normal man is supposed to be stupid-how do we know? Perhaps it's even very beautiful. Fyodor Dostoevsky

What can become of him if he is in such bondage to the habit of satisfying the innumerable desires he has created for himself? He is isolated, and what concern has he with the rest of humanity? They have succeeded in accumulating a greater mass of objects, but the joy in the world has grown less. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. Fyodor Dostoevsky

And do you know, do you know that mankind can live without the Englishman, it can live without Germany, it can live only too well without the Russian man, it can live without science, without bread, and it only cannot live without beauty, for then there would be nothing at all to do in the world! The whole secret is here, the whole of history is here. Science itself would not stand for a minute without beauty Fyodor Dostoevsky

There is no virtue if there is no immortality. Fyodor Dostoevsky

I do not rebel against my God, I simply do not accept his world. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Power is only vouchsafed to the man who dares to stoop and pick it up. There is only one thing, one thing needful: one has only to dare! Fyodor Dostoevsky

Atheism: It seeks to replace in itself the moral power of religion, in order to appease the spiritual thirst of parched humanity and save it; not by Christ, but by force. Fyodor Dostoevsky

You see I kept asking myself then: why am I so stupid that if others are stupid-and I know they are-yet I won't be wiser? Fyodor Dostoevsky

Every man looks out for himself, and he has the happiest life who manages to hoodwink himself best of all. Fyodor Dostoevsky

They wanted to speak, but could not; tears stood in their eyes. They were both pale and thin; but those sick pale faces were bright with the dawn of a new future, of a full resurrection into a new life. They were renewed by love; the heart of each held infinite sources of life for the heart of the other. Fyodor Dostoevsky

I swear to you, sirs, that excessive consciousness is a disease-a genuine, absolute disease. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Even as I approach the gambling hall, as soon as I hear, two rooms away, the jingle of money poured out on the table, I almost go into convulsions. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nothing could be more absurd than moral lessons at such a moment! Oh, self-satisfied people: with what proud self-satisfaction such babblers are ready to utter their pronouncements! If they only knew to what degree I myself understand all the loathsomeness of my present condition, they wouldn't have the heart to teach me. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Russians alone are able to combine so many opposites in themselves at one and the same time. Fyodor Dostoevsky

...there is no explaining anything by reasoning and so it is useless to reason. Fyodor Dostoevsky

That's always the way with fanatics; they cross themselves at the tavern and throw stones at the temple. Fyodor Dostoevsky

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