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Fyodor Dostoevsky
November 11, 1821 - February 9, 1881
Nationality: Russian
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: Russian Novelist

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.


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.


Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.


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


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


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.


The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.


The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.


It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?


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


Realists do not fear the results of their study.


Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.


The soul is healed by being with children.

    Topics: Children

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.


Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.


To live without Hope is to Cease to live.


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.


If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once.


To love someone means to see him as God intended him.


The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.


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