45 Motivational Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes For Success In Life

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, sometimes transliterated Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and philosopher. These Fyodor Dostoevsky quotes will motivate you.

Best Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes

  1. “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  2. “The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  3. “A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies become unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and, in order to divert himself, having no love in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest forms of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal. And it all comes from lying – lying to others and to yourself.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. “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
  5. “Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  6. “When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times I sinned against my heart and soul-then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift, life is happiness, every minute can be an eternity of happiness.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  7. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  8. “I gave up caring about anything, and all the problems disappeared.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

  9. “Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  10. “It is better to be unhappy and know the worst than to be happy in a fool’s paradise.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  11. “If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  12. “Learning to love is hard and we pay dearly for it. It takes hard work and a long apprenticeship, for it is not just for a moment that we must learn to love, but forever.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  13. “People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  14. “If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man … just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he’s a good man.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. “You can be sincere and still be stupid.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  16. “The soul is healed by being with children.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  17. “The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

  18. “Humanity can live without science, it can live without bread, but it cannot live without beauty. Without beauty, there would be nothing left to do in this life. Here the secret lies. Here lies the entire story.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  19. “Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  20. “Yes, that’s right… love should come before logic … Only then will man come to understand the meaning of life.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes
  21. “For broad understanding and deep feeling, you need pain and suffering.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  22. “Suffering is part and parcel of extensive intelligence and a feeling heart.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  23. “Wealth is the number of things one can do without.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  24. “If everything on earth were rational, nothing would happen.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  25. “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 Dostoevsky
  26. “The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

  27. “Whoever has experienced the power and the unrestrained ability to humiliate another human being automatically loses his own sensations. Tyranny is a habit, it has its own organic life, it develops finally into a disease. The habit can kill and coarsen the very best man or woman to the level of a beast. Blood and power intoxicate … the return of the human dignity, repentance and regeneration becomes almost impossible.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  28. “A hundred suspicions don’t make a proof.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  29. “People really do like seeing their best friends humiliated; a large part of the friendship is based on humiliation; and that is an old truth,well known to all intelligent people.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  30. “It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  31. “The most offensive is not their lying – one can always forgive lying – lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth – what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  32. “Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  33. “But how could you live and have no story to tell?” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  34. “Only through suffering can we find ourselves.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  35. “Only the heart knows how to find what is precious.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

  36. “The more incompetent one feels, the more eager he is to fight.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  37. “To love another person is to see them as God intended them to be.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  38. “There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  39. “He who masters the grey every day is a hero.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  40. “To think too much is a disease.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  41. “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  42. “Right attitudes produces right action” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  43. “The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  44. “Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  45. “I think the devil doesn’t exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

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