The best Quotes from The Idiot

The best Quotes from The Idiot

The Idiot is a novel by the 19th-century Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It was first published serially in the journal The Russian Messenger in 1868–69.

The soul is healed by being with children.
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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.
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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.
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The soul is healed by being with children.
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A fool is always pleased with what he says, and, besides, he always says more than he needs to.
A fool is always pleased with what he says, and, besides, he always says more than he needs to.
Silence is always beautiful, and a silent person is always more beautiful than one who talks.
How does it come about that what an intelligent man expresses is much stupider than what remains inside him?
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.
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.
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Young boys should never be sent to bed... they always wake up a day older.
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Children have got to be free to lead their own lives.
Sebastian in The Little Mermaid
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Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
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Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.
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Our fingerprints don't fade from the lifes of those we touch.
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You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you’ll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no... anything. There's no chance at all of recovery. You'll just exist. As an empty shell.
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Some people carry a big bonfire in their souls, without having anyone to enjoy it.
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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
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We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul.
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For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
Mark - 8,36
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We must break to release our souls.
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
Kobe Bryant in Training Camp

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