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The soul is healed by being with children.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Idiot, 1869)
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.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment, 1866)
Realists do not fear the results of their study. 
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment, 1866)
To go wrong in one's own way is better then to go right in someone else's.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment, 1866)
To care only for well-being seems to me positively ill-bred.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Notes from the Underground, 1864)
A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Idiot, 1869)
There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
People talk sometimes of a bestial cruelty, but that's a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel. 
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Brothers Karamazov, 1880)
If there is no God, everything is permitted. 
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Brothers Karamazov, 1880)
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
If there is no God, then I am God.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Possessed, 1872)
Existentialism isn't so atheistic that it wears itself out showing that God doesn't exist. Rather, it declares that even if God did exist, that would change nothing.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. 
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 (The House of the Dead, 1862)
It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
It's the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Brothers Karamazov, 1880)
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The House of the Dead, 1862)
Right or wrong, it's very pleasant to break something from time to time.
Variant: Whether it's good or bad, it is sometimes very pleasant, too, to smash things.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Notes from the Underground, 1864)
There are two sorts of mind: one that matters, and one that doesn't matter.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Idiot, 1869)
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 (The Insulted and Humiliated, 1861)
To live without Hope is to Cease to live. 
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
For what is man without desires, without free will, and without the power of choice but a stop in an organ pipe?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Notes from the Underground, 1864)
Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Brothers Karamazov, 1880)
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Brothers Karamazov, 1880)
The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is needed.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Dreams of a Ridiculous Man, 1877)
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment, 1866)
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Fyodor Dostoevsky Biography

Born: November 11, 1821
Died: February 9, 1881

Fyodor Dostoevsky was a Russian novelist and writer. He is most commonly recognized for his highly successful and praised novels such as "Crime and Punishment" and "The Brothers Karamazov".

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Notes from Underground (1864)
Crime and Punishment (1866)
The Gambler (1867)
The Idiot (1869)
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