Superior Quotes #32: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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One circumstance tormented me then: Namely, that no one else was like me, and I was like no one else. I am only one, and they are all.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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He will believe in witchcraft and sorcery, even though he may otherwise be a heretic, an atheist, and a rebel.

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Since man cannot live without miracles, he will provide himself with miracles of his own making.

And yet I am convinced that man will never give up true suffering- that is, destruction and chaos. Why, suffering is the sole root of consciousness.

One can tell a child everything, anything. I have often been struck by the fact that parents know their children so little. They should not conceal so much from them. How well even little children understand that their parents conceal things from them, because they consider them too young to understand!

Children are capable of giving advice in the most important matters. How can one deceive these dear little birds, when they look at one so sweetly and confidingly? I call them birds because there is nothing in the world better than birds!

Being at a loss to resolve these questions, I am resolved to leave them without any resolution.