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  Fyodor Dostoyevski

Fyodor Dostoyevski

 

Fyódor Dostoyévskiy (1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, philosopher, short story writer, essayist, and journalist.

    

 

Fyodor Dostoyevski quotes life advice

The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.

Fyodor Dostoyevski

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fyodor Dostoyevski quotes life advice

To love someone means to see him as God intended him.

Fyodor Dostoyevski

Fyodor Dostoyevski quotes life advice

Be the sun and all will see you.

Fyodor Dostoyevski

 

 

To live without hope is to cease to live.

Destroy my desires, eradicate my ideals, show me something better, and I will follow you.

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

It's the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy.

Beauty will save the world.

Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.

The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions.

The soul is healed by being with children.

To love someone means to see him as God intended him.

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

If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once.

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.

Man is unhappy because he doesn't know he's happy. It's only that. That's all, that's all! If anyone finds out he'll become happy at once, that minute... 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.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.

Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.

My God, a moment of bliss. Why, isn't that enough for a whole lifetime?

If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.

There is something at the bottom of every new human thought, every thought of genius, or even every earnest thought that springs up in any brain, which can never be communicated to others, even if one were to write volumes about it and were explaining one's idea for thirty-five years; there's something left which cannot be induced to emerge from your brain, and remains with you forever; and with it you will die, without communicating to anyone perhaps the most important of your ideas.

Lack of originality, everywhere, all over the world, from time immemorial, has always been considered the foremost quality and the recommendation of the active, efficient and practical man.


CRIME and PUNISHMENT

People with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few in number, extraordinarily so, in fact.

Break what must be broken, once for all, that's all, and take the suffering on oneself.

Don’t be overwise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don’t be afraid - the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again.

What do you think, would not one tiny crime be wiped out by thousands of good deeds?

We're always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that's all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can't help feeling that that's what it is.

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.

I used to analyze myself down to the last thread, used to compare myself with others, recalled all the smallest glances, smiles and words of those to whom I’d tried to be frank, interpreted everything in a bad light, laughed viciously at my attempts ‘to be like the rest’ –and suddenly, in the midst of my laughing, I’d give way to sadness, fall into ludicrous despondency and once again start the whole process all over again – in short, I went round and round like a squirrel on a wheel.

It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.

A hundred suspicions don't make a proof.

When reason fails, the devil helps!

Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice.

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happiness

 

 

Dale Carnegie

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping.

Dale
Carnegie

 

 

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

If we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. If we think miserable thoughts, we will be miserable.

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Today's life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto... More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dale Carnegie

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale
Carnegie

 

 

When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.

Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn't bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish and said: "Wouldn't you like to have that?"
Why not use the same common sense when fishing for people?”... More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dale Carnegie

There is only one excuse for a speaker's asking the attention of his audience: he must have either truth or entertainment for them.

Dale
Carnegie

 

 

A talk is a voyage. It must be charted. The speaker who starts nowhere, usually gets there.
Be absorbed by your subject.

Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.

Observe Nature, study her laws, and obey them in your speaking... More