Quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- 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.
- Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
- Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence they go stark, raving mad.
- Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
- If there is no God, everything is permitted.
- 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.
- Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
- 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.
- 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!
- Realists do not fear the results of their study.
- The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
- To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
- To love someone means to see him as God intended him.