Quotation Explorer - 'Fyodor Dostoevsky'

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
It's in the homes of spiteful old widows that one finds such cleanliness. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
I utter what you would not dare think. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
There is nothing easier than lopping off heads and nothing harder than developing ideas. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
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
As for what concerns me in particular I have only in my life carried to an extreme what you have not dared to carry halfway, and what's more, you have taken your cowardice for good sense, and have found comfort in deceiving yourselves. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
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