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Fyodor Dostoevski Quotes

(1821-1881), Russian Novelist

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

Category: Action

If there is no God, everything is permitted.

Category: Atheism

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

Category: Goals

It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?

Category: Gratitude

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.

Category: Habit

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.

Category: Happiness

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

Category: Happiness

To live without Hope is to Cease to live.

Category: Hope

Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.

Category: Humankind

Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea.

Category: Ideas

To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness.

Category: Illness

The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being… can believe in the divinity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for therein rests the whole of our faith.

Category: Jesus Christ

If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.

Category: Laughter

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.

Category: Lies And Lying

A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.

Category: Losers And Losing