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13 brilliant quotes from Dostoyevsky







1. “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 Dostoyevsky



2.  “Don’t let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky



3.  “Destroy my desires, eradicate my ideals, show me something better, and I will follow you.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky



4.  “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky



5.  “Grown-up people do not know that a child can give exceedingly good advice even in the most difficult case.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky



6.  “A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky



7.  “The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass 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, and in order to occupy and distract himself without love he gives way to passions and coarse pleasures, and sinks to bestiality in his vices, all from continual lying to other men and to himself.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky



8.  “Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky



9.  “Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. It's by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore I'm human”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky




10.  “It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them — the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky


11.  “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 Dostoyevsky
12.  “Truly great men must, I think, experience great sorrow on the earth.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky



13.  “The whole work of man really seems to consist in nothing but proving to himself every minute that he is a man and not a piano key.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky


13 brilliant quotes from Dostoyevsky 13 brilliant quotes from Dostoyevsky Reviewed by Tyler on November 14, 2018 Rating: 5

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