FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY Quotes

“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.”

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“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”

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“The soul is healed by being with children.”

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“I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.”

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“To love someone means to see them as God intended them.”

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“To love is to suffer and there can be no love otherwise.”

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“Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.”

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“Love all God’s creation, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. If thou love each thing thou wilt perceive the mystery of God in all; and when once thou perceive this, thou wilt thenceforward grow every day to a fuller understanding of it: until thou come at last to love the whole world with a love that will then be all-embracing and universal.”

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“Love children especially, for they too are sinless like the angels; they live to soften and purify our hearts and, as it were, to guide us.”

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“But how could you live and have no story to tell?”

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