Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes

Who the Hell is Fyodor Dostoevsky?

Russian author known for his works Crime and Punishment and The Idiot.

Born November 11, 1821
Died February 09, 1881

Books by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Best 17 Quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“I think the devil doesn’t exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“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.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“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

“Right or wrong, it’s very pleasant to break something from time to time.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.”

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“The soul is healed by being with children.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“To be in love is not the same as loving. You can be in love with a woman and still hate her.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“To kill someone for committing murder is a punishment incomparably worse than the crime itself. Murder by legal sentence is immeasurably more terrible than murder by brigands.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“You can be sincere and still be stupid.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky