Fyodor Dostoevsky

1821 - 1881

A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on compassion

Compassion is the chief law of human existence.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on enslvement, conscience, happiness, miracle, mystery, and authority

There are three forces, the only three forces capable of conquering and enslaving forever the conscience of these weak rebels in the interests of their own happiness.  They are: the miracle, the mystery and authority.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Source: The Brothers Karamazov

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A Quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

To love someone is to see them as God intended.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Source: Dostoyevsky

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on consciousness, feelings, hate, and love

But try getting blindly carried away by your feelings, without reasoning, without a primary cause, driving consciousness away at least for a time; start hating, or fall in love, only so as not to sit with folded arms.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Source: Notes from Underground

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on brain, dream, life, living, memory, pictures, and reality

In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality.  At times monstrous images are created, but the setting and the whole picture are so truth-like and filled with details so delicate, so unexpectedly, but so artistically consistent, that the dreamer, were he an artist like Pushkin or Turgenev even, could never have invented them in the waking state.  Such sick dreams always remain long in the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on god, love, and soul

The more you succeed in loving, the more you'll be convinced at the existence of God and the immortality of your soul.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

My God, but what do I care about the laws of nature and arithmatic if for some reason these laws and two times two is four are not to my liking?

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Source: Notes from the Underground

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on candor, unhappiness, and words

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of things left unsaid.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on joy untroubled

Love the animals. God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Don't trouble it, don't harass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Source: The Brothers Karamazov

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