Friday, May 2, 2008

Fyodor Dostoyevsky Quotations

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others”
“Realists do not fear the results of their study.”

“The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.”

“Men reject their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and honor those whom they have slain”
“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”

“If it were desired to reduce man to nothing, it would be necessary only to give his work a character of uselessness”

“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons”

If God does not exist, then everything is permitted”

“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”

“If the devil does not exist, and man has therefore created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness” Sphere: Related Content