Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (/ˌdɒstəˈjɛfski, ˌdʌs-/; Russian: Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский; IPA: [ˈfʲɵdər mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ dəstɐˈjɛfskʲɪj]; 11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes. He began writing in his 20s, and his first novel, Poor Folk, was published in 1846 when he was 25. His major works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). His output consists of 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short novels and numerous other works. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest psychologists in world litera... More

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Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes

Fyodor Dostoevsky #Fear

Realists do not fear the results of their study.
Fyodor Dostoevsky #God

If there is no God, everything is permitted.
Fyodor Dostoevsky #God #Love

To love someone means to see him as God intended him.
Fyodor Dostoevsky #Good

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 #Great #Happiness

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
Fyodor Dostoevsky #Happiness

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky #Beauty #God

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

To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
Fyodor Dostoevsky #Money

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 #Death

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 #Happiness

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 #Men #Women #Work

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence they go stark, raving mad.
Fyodor Dostoevsky #Power

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!