Fyodor Dostoevsky

1821 - 1881

A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on animals, earth, god, greatness, happiness, joy, love, pride, superiority, thought, trouble, and work

Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harrass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your apppearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you - alas, it is true of almost every one of us!

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on men

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It would be interesting to know what it is men are most afraid of. Taking a new step, uttering a new word.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on earth, heart, intelligence, men, pain, and suffering

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.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on reason, success, and wit

I never have frustrations. The reason is to wit: Of at first I don't succeed, I quit!

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on children and soul

The soul is healed by being with children.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on age, day, divinity, grief, happiness, heart, joy, life, love, memory, mind, mystery, quiet, serenity, soul, truth, and youth

It is the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet, tender joy. The mild serenity of age takes the place of the riotous blood of youth. I bless the rising sun each day, and, as before, my heart sings to meet it, but now I love even more its setting, its long slanting rays and the soft, tender, gentle memories that come with them, the dear images from the whole of my long, happy life-and over all the Divine Truth, softening, reconciling, forgiving! My life is ending, I know that well, but every day that is left me I feel how my earthly life is in touch with a new infinite, unknown, but approaching life, the nearness of which sets my soul quivering with rapture, my mind glowing and my heart weeping with joy.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on effort and goals

Without some goal and some effort to reach it, no man can live.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on animals, creation, day, god, love, mystery, perception, plants, separation, time, understanding, and world

Love all God's creation, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. If you love each thing you will perceive the mystery of God in all; and when once you perceive this, you will from that time on grow every day to a fuller understanding of it until you come at last to love the whole world with a love that will then be all-embracing and universal.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on facts, habits, and life

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.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on happiness and unhappiness

Man is unhappy because he doesn't know he's happy. . . . If anyone finds out he'll become happy at once.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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