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Tag Archives: Fyodor Dostoevsky

What began with a lie was bound to …

7 Mar

What began with a lie was bound to end with a lie,such is the law of nature.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

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No one can begin by being perfect …

6 Mar

No one can begin by being perfect – there is much one cannot understand in life at first ;in order to attain to perfection,one must begin by failing to understand much of what is.And if we take in knowledge too quickly,we very likely are not taking it in at all.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

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It is better to be unhappy and …

5 Mar

It is better to be unhappy and know the worst,than to be happy in a fool`s paradise !

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

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We must never forget that human motives are …

4 Mar

We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose,and that we can rarely accurately describe the motives of another.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

There are certain people of whom …

3 Mar

There are certain people of whom it is difficult to say any thing which will at once throw them into relief,in other words,describe them graphically in their typical characteristics.These are they who are generally known as “commonplace people,” and this class comprises of course the immense majority of mankind.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

When God will ruin a …

1 Mar

when God will ruin a man he first of all bereaves him of his senses.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is the heart which is the …

28 Feb

It is the heart which is the best teacher of refinement and dignity,not the dancing – master.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

Some people have luck,and …

27 Feb

Some people have luck,and everything comes out right with them ; others have none,and never a thing turns out fortunately.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

What the power of passion could do , could also …

26 Feb

What the power of passion could do,could also be overcome in the end by a feeling of responsibility,a sense of duty,rank,and importance,and generally of self-respect.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

A fool with a heart and no brains is as …

25 Feb

A fool with a heart and no brains is as unhappy a fool as a fool with brains but no heart.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

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