10 Inspirational Quotes by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

Updated: Jul 28

Birth: November 11, 1821, Moscow, Russia

Death: February 9, 1881, St. Petersburg, Russia


10 Inspirational Quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born on November 11, 1821 in Moscow. Dostoevsky published his first book "Poor Folk" in 1846. Dostoevsky was arrested in 1849, for alleged involvement in a conspiracy against the state. The novels he wrote after exile glorified Russian literature: Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Gambler, The Brothers Karamazov...


I would like to share with you today; 10 Inspirational Quotes by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky.



"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." /Dostoevsky
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month." /Dostoevsky
"Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death." /Dostoevsky
"The soul is healed by being with children." /Dostoevsky

"The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness."

"It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?" /Dostoevsky
"Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid." /Dostoevsky
"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!" /Dostoevsky
“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.” /Dostoevsky
“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.” /Dostoevsky

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