Quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky; 11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), sometimes transliterated Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes.

The best Quotes and Sayings

I gave up caring about anything, and all the problems disappeared.

Problems & Crisis, WorriesFyodor Dostoevsky
 
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The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!

Hope, Grief & Condolence, StarsFyodor Dostoevsky
 
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Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.

Truth, KindnessFyodor Dostoevsky
 
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The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.

Life, MeaningFyodor Dostoevsky
 
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The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison.

FreedomFyodor Dostoevsky
 
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It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them - the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.

Character, Intelligence, Morality & EthicsFyodor Dostoevsky
 
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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.

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

Failures & Mistakes, Foolishness, IntelligenceFyodor Dostoevsky
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The soul is healed by being with children.

Children & Childhood, Soul, AgeFyodor Dostoevsky
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We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.

Falling in loveFyodor Dostoevsky
 
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Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.

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The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

HappinessFyodor Dostoevsky
 
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