Superior Quotes #78: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Very often among a certain highly intelligent type of people, quite paradoxical ideas will establish themselves. But they have suffered so much in their lives for these ideas, and have paid so high a price for them that it becomes very painful, indeed almost impossible, for them to part with them.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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Peacefully they will die, peacefully they will expire in Thy name, and beyond the grave they will find nothing but death

But we shall keep the secret, and for their happiness we shall allure them with the reward of heaven and eternity.

Lamentations comfort only by lacerating the heart still more.

Lamentations spring only from the constant craving to re-open the wound.

When I think of you, it's as if I'm holding some healing balm to my sick soul, and although i suffer for you, i find that even suffering for you is easy.

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

And so in that very shame I suddenly begin a hymn.

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