Superior Quotes #88: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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One cannot love what one does not know.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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و اللعب . و حقيقة الأمر أن االبداية كانت ذرة ، و

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أن ذرة الكذب تلك تسربت الى قلوبهم و أعجبتهم

لقد تعلموا الكذب و أحبوه و عرفوا مواطن

الجمال فيه ،ربما بدأ الأمر بريئاً

على سبيل المزاح أو الغنج و الدعابة

But what did I want with acquaintances? I was acquainted with all Petersburg as it was...

Of course, any one is entitled to ask who “every one” was. For though I had been living almost eight years in Petersburg I had hardly an acquaintance.

It suddenly seemed to me that I was lonely, that every one was forsaking me and going away from me.

And having no respect he ceases to love, and in order to occupy and distract himself without love he gives way to passions and coarse pleasures, and sinks to bestiality in his vices, all from continual lying to other men and to himself.

The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.