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Fyodor Dostoevsky
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Though seemingly autobiographical in nature, Fyodor Dostoevsky's novels actually deal with moral and philosophical questions about freedom of choice, faith, good and evil and happiness. Born in Moscow, Dostoevsky originally pursued a career as a military engineer. His first novel, "€œPoor Folk," was an immediate success. He was arrested three years later for reading radical letters and wa…

Date of Birth: November 11, 1821
Date of Death: September 02, 1881


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"To live without Hope is to Cease to live." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"I am a sick man... I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I believe my liver is diseased." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"There are moments, you reach moments, when all of a sudden time stops and becomes eternal." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"If there is no God, everything is permitted." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"I am a sick man...I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I beleive my liver is diseased" Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"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." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"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
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"The soul is healed by being with children." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Is the nature of men such, that they can reject miracle, and at the great moments of their life, the moments of their deepest, most agonising spiritual difficulties, cling only to the free verdict of the heart? Oh, Thou didst know that Thy deed would be recorded in books, would be handed down to remote times and the utmost ends of the earth, and Thou didst hope that man, following Thee, would cling to God and not ask for a miracle. But Thou didst not know that when man rejects miracle he rejects God too; for man seeks not so much God as the miraculous. And as man cannot bear to be without the miraculous, he will create new miracles of his own for himself, and will worship deeds of sorcery and witchcraft, though he might be a hundred times over a rebel, heretic and infidel." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"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!" Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"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." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man." Fyodor Dostoevsky
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