posted on May, 7 2012 @ 01:35 PM
All quotes by Dostoevsky, the greatest author of all time.
If anyone could prove to me that Christ is outside the truth, and if the truth really did exclude Christ, I should prefer to stay with Christ and not
It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt.
To be acutely conscious is a disease, a real, honest-to-goodness disease.
When… in the course of all these thousands of years has man ever acted in accordance with his own interests?
Is it really not possible to touch the gaming table without being instantly infected by superstition?
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
It wasn't the New World that mattered ... Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that
matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all
Lack of originality, everywhere, all over the world, from time immemorial, has always been considered the foremost quality and the recommendation of
the active, efficient and practical man...
Roman Catholicism is even worse than Atheism itself, in my opinion! Yes, that's my opinion! Atheism only preaches a negation, but Catholicism goes
further: it preaches a distorted Christ, a Christ calumniated and defamed by themselves, the opposite of Christ! It preaches the Antichrist, I declare
it does, I assure you it does!
(Knew this one before ever reading it, I guess some others I knew as well)
A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.
Inventors and geniuses have almost always been looked on as no better than fools at the beginning of their career, and very frequently at the end of
Man is unhappy because he doesn't know he's happy. It's only that.
Hold your tongue; you won't understand anything. If there is no God, then I am God.
I am a ridiculous person. Now they call me a madman.
Oh, how hard it is to be the only man to know the truth! But they won't understand that. No, they will not understand.
A dream! What is a dream? And is not our life a dream? I will say more. Suppose that this paradise will never come to pass (that I understand), yet I
shall go on preaching it. And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love others
like yourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted — you will find out at once how to arrange it all. And yet
it's an old truth which has been told and retold a billion times — but it has not formed part of our lives! The consciousness of life is higher
than life, the knowledge of the laws of happiness is higher than happiness — that is what one must contend against. And I shall. If only everyone
wants it, it can be arranged at once.