Fyodor Dostoyevsky Quotes

11 Fyodor Dostoyevsky quotes:

"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"
"If the devil does not exist, and man has therefore created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness"
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"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it."
Author: Dostoyevsky Quotes Category: Joy Quotes Russian Novelist Quotes
"Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled"
"There are three forces, the only three forces capable of conquering and enslaving forever the conscience of these weak rebels in the interests of their own happiness. They are: the miracle, the mystery and authority."
Author: Dostoyevsky Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes Miracle Quotes
"One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man."
Author: Dostoyevsky Quotes Category: Laughter Quotes Russian Novelist Quotes
"Without a firm idea of himself and the purpose of his life, man cannot live, and would sooner destroy himself than remain on earth, even if he was surrounded by bread."
"We always imagine eternity as something beyond our conception, something vast, vast! But why must it be vast? Instead of all that, what if it's one little room, like a bathhouse in the country, black and grimy and spiders in every corner, and that'"
"Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea."
Author: Dostoyevsky Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for."
"A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes."

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