50 Inspirational Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky also known as Dostoyevsky was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Fyodor Dostoevsky birthday is celebrated on November 11 in his memory. He Born on 11 November 1821, Moscow, Russia….

Below is the collection of top famous and inspiring Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes with images.

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes


“The soul is healed by being with children.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Even as I approach the gambling hall, as soon as I hear, two rooms away, the jingle of money poured out on the table, I almost go into convulsions.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“What do you think, would not one tiny crime be wiped out by thousands of good deeds?” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“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.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“The best definition of man is: a being that goes on two legs and is ungrateful.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“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 Dostoyevsky

“The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Destroy my desires, eradicate my ideals, show me something better, and I will follow you.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.

“To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“There is a boundary in everyone’s mind beyond which it is dangerous to go. Once you have crossed that line, it’s impossible to go back.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“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.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“You have to love life more than the meaning of life itself.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“In sinning, each man sins against all, and each man is at least partly guilty for another’s sin. There is no isolated sin.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Freedom is not found in restraining but in controlling yourself.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“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.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“In a true loving heart either jealousy kills love, or love kills jealousy.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“May your sky always be clear, may your dear smile always be bright and happy, and may you be for ever blessed for that moment of bliss and happiness which you gave to another lonely and grateful heart. Isn’t such a moment sufficient for the whole of one’s life?” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“I want to talk about everything with at least one person as I talk about things with myself.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

“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

“One feels suffocated without a goal in life.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Walking along the crowded row He met the one he used to know.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Silence is always beautiful, and a silent person is always more beautiful than one who talks.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Don’t fill up your memory with all the times you felt offended; you might end up with no space left for the more wonderful moments you’ve experienced.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“To think too much is a disease.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“A person who knows how to embrace another is a good person.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“To love someone means to see him as God intended him.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes

“If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

“We don’t understand that life is heaven, for we have only to understand that and it will at once be fulfilled in all its beauty, we shall embrace each other and weep.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“It’s not God that I do not accept, you understand, it is this world of God’s, created by God, that I do not accept and cannot agree to accept.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Suffering is part and parcel of extensive intelligence and a feeling heart.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“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

“Bad people are to be found everywhere, but even among the worst there may be something good.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.

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

“originality and a feeling of one’s own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“A novel is a work of poetry. In order to write it, one must have tranquility of spirit and of impression.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“You must accept it as it is, and hence accept all consequences. A wall is indeed a wall.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“To live without Hope is to Cease to live.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Learning to love is hard and we pay dearly for it. It takes hard work and a long apprenticeship, for it is not just for a moment that we must learn to love, but forever.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“If there is no God, everything is permitted.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“No man lives, can live, without having some object in view, and making efforts to attain that object. But when object there is none, and hope is entirely fled, anguish often turns a man into a monster.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“I have no self-respect. But can a man of acute sensibility respect himself at all?” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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