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Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes


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Realists do not fear the results of their study.
 

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
 

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
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Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms.
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The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
[Cleverness]
 

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
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The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.
 

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
[Happiness]
 

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
[Habit]
 

The soul is healed by being with children.
[Children]
 

There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
 

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
 

To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
[Hope]
 

To love someone means to see him as God intended him.
[Love]
 

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.
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