35 Total Quotes

Fyodor Dostoyevsky Quotes

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Russian Novelist

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Russian Novelist

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Determination

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The socialist who is a Christian is more to be dreaded than a socialist who is an atheist
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Atheist

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Anxiety

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
If the devil does not exist, and man has therefore created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Devil

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Logic

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Russian Novelist

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Russian Novelist

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Russian Novelist

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
And man has actually invented God. And what’s strange, what would be marvellous, is not that God should really exist; the marvel is that such an idea, the idea of the necessity of God, could enter the head of such a savage, vicious beast as man.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Man

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Russian Novelist #Man

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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 Dostoyevsky
#Engineering

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Love a man, even in his sin, for that love is a likeness of the divine love, and is the summit of love on earth
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Love

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
#Self-respect

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
If God does not exist, then everything is permitted
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#God

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Purpose

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Russian Novelist #Joy

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Purpose

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Russian Novelist

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Russian Novelist #Laughter

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Men reject their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and honor those whom they have slain
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Prophet

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Realists do not fear the results of their study.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Russian Novelist

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Second Half

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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'
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Eternity

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#Happiness