Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes.
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It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?
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!
Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
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.
It seems in fact as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
Realists do not fear the results of their study.
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.
If there is no God everything is permitted.
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.