Quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence they go stark, raving mad.

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing to be able to dare!

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.

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

To live without Hope is to Cease to live.

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.

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.

If there is no God, everything is permitted.