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Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment7273 likesLikeTo go wrong in ones own way is better than to go right in someone elses.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:independent-thoughtself-determinationself-expression5469 likesLikeWe 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,Crime and Punishment2309 likesLikeIt takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:intelligenceintelligent-action2235 likesLikeTaking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:changefear-of-change1771 likesLikePain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:265raskolnikovsuffering929 likesLikeI 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 Id 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, Id 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.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment722 likesLikeWhen reason fails, the devil helps!

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishment637 likesLikeI did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment604 likesLikeWere 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 thats all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I cant help feeling that thats what it is.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:eternity562 likesLikeA hundred suspicions dont make a proof.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishment540 likesLikeThe man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:crimepunishment475 likesLikeAnd the more I drink the more I feel it. Thats why I drink too. I try to find sympathy and feeling in drink.... I drink so that I may suffer twice as much!

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment461 likesLikeThe fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:lifeperspectivesocial-normssociety395 likesLikePower is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it ... one must have the courage to dare.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:darepower388 likesLikeMan grows used to everything, the scoundrel!

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment352 likesLikeDo you understand, sir, do you understand what it means when you have absolutely nowhere to turn? Marmeladovs question came suddenly into his mind for every man must have somewhere to turn...

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment335 likesLikeOnly to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be!

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishment298 likesLikeMan has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishment279 likesLikeWhat do you think? shouted Razumihin, louder than ever, you think I am attacking them for talking nonsense? Not a bit! I like them to talk nonsense. Thats mans one privilege over all creation. Through error you come to the truth! I am a man because I err! You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely a hundred and fourteen. And a fine thing, too, in its way; but we cant even make mistakes on our own account! Talk nonsense, but talk your own nonsense, and Ill kiss you for it. To go wrong in ones own way is better than to go right in someone elses. In the first case you are a man, in the second youre no better than a bird. Truth wont escape you, but life can be cramped. There have been examples. And what are we doing now? In science, development, thought, invention, ideals, aims, liberalism, judgment, experience and everything, everything, everything, we are still in the preparatory class at school. We prefer to live on other peoples ideas, its what we are used to! Am I right, am I right? cried Razumihin, pressing and shaking the two ladies hands.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment279 likesLikeWe 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 Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment270 likesLikeTruly great men must, I think, experience great sorrow on the earth.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment270 likesLikeBreak what must be broken, once for all, thats all, and take the suffering on oneself.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:329raskolnikovsoniasuffering244 likesLikePeople with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few in number, extraordinarily so, in fact.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:263raskolnikov241 likesLikeYour worst sin is that you have destroyed and betrayed yourself for nothing.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:self-realization237 likesLikeYou see I kept asking myself then: why am I so stupid that if others are stupidand I know they areyet I wont be wiser?

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishmenttags:lifestupidity230 likesLikeDont be overwise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; dont be afraid - the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again.

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment221 likesLikeWhat do you think, would not one tiny crime be wiped out by thousands of good deeds?

Fyodor Dostoevsky,Crime and Punishment206 likesLikeIn a morbid condition, dreams are often distinguished by their remarkably graphic, vivid, and extremely lifelike quality. The resulting picture is sometimes monstrous, but the setting and the whole process of the presentation sometimes happen to be so probable, and with details so subtle, unexpected, yet artistically consistent with the whole fullness of the picture, that even the dreamer himself would be unable to invent them in reality, though he were as much an artist as Pushkin or Turgenev. Such dreams, morbid dreams, are always long remembered and produce a strong impression on the disturbed and already excited organism of the person.Raskolnikov had a terrible dream.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Crime and Punishment194 likesLikeExistence alone had never been enough for him; he had always wanted more. Perhaps it was only from the force of his desires that he had regarded himself as a man to whom more was permitted than to others.

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