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Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes About Love, BSD, Suffering, Life, The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, War, Loneliness, Society, Action & Humanity! In addition to his many other accomplishments, Fyodor Dostoevsky was a well-known essayist, short story writer, novelist, philosopher, and journalist in Russia. His literature focuses on human psychology in Russia’s social, spiritual, and political climates in the 19th-century. To an upper-middle-class family, he was born on November 11, 1821.

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In 1833, he was sent off to a French boarding school. In 1833, he was transferred to a boarding school in France. In the future, he attended the Chermak boarding school. He was an outcast among his aristocratic peers. In 1843, he was promoted to lieutenant engineer. He released his first book in the same year, a translation of “Eugenie Grandet.” In 1846, he released his first book, titled “Poor Folk,” which became an instant success.

For this reason, he chose to leave the military and devote himself solely to his writing profession. In 1861, he authored a book about his time in jail, titled “The House of the Dead,” based on his experiences in prison. This man was quite good at conveying the specifics and living circumstances in the camps. Despite his gambling addiction, he became a well-known novelist despite his financial woes throughout his career.

‘The Russian Messenger’ experienced an increase of at least 500 new subscribers when the first two sections of ‘Crime and Punishment’ were released in January and February 1866. In 1880, he was elected vice president of the Slavic Benevolent Society. On February 9, 1881, he passed away. His words, views, writings, books, novels, essays, and tales are extensively read both inside and outside of his home country of Russia.

Best Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes

1. “When there is love, you can live even without happiness.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

2. “The soul is healed by being with children.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

3. “But to fall in love does not mean to love. One can fall in love and still hate.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

4. “To love someone means to see them as God intended them.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

5. “The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

6. “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.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

7. “We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

8. “Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering…”— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

9. “The world says: “You have needs — satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don’t hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more.” This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

10. “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

11. “It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool’s paradise.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

12. “There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

13. “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

14. “Sorrow compressed my heart, and I felt I would die, and then… Well, then I woke up.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

15. “Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

16. “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

18. “The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

19. “But how could you live and have no story to tell?” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

20. “To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

21. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

22. “I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

23. “The soul is healed by being with children.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

24. “It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

25. “But how could you live and have no story to tell?” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

26. “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

27. “Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28. “Right or wrong, it’s very pleasant to break something from time to time.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

29. “Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

30. “I swear to you gentlemen, that to be overly conscious is a sickness, a real, thorough sickness.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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