Quotes by 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.
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.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
If there is no God, 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.
Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.