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Fyodor Dostoyevsky Quotes





Change is what people fear most.
 

Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education.
[Prayer]
 

I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, twice two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too.
[Imagination]
 

If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself.
[Self Acceptance]
 

Man is a pliant animal, a being who gets accustomed to anything.
[Acceptance]
 

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
[Happiness]
 

Originality and the feeling of one's own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle.
[Work]
 

Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness.
[Adversity]
 

We are all happy, if we only knew it.
[Happiness]
 

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
 

Who doesn't desire his father's death?
[Parenthood]