Don't be overwise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don't be afraid - the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again.
("Crime and Punishment")
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It is not the real punishment. The only effectual one, the only deterrent and softening one, lies in the recognition of sin by conscience.
Hm … yes, all is in a man's hands and he lets it all slip from cowardice, that's an axiom
I think thus of Satan's pride: it is difficult for us on earth to comprehend it, and therefore, how easy it is to fall into error and partake of it, thinking, moreover, that we are doing something great and beautiful.
If she'd been lame or a hunchback I'd have probably fallen in love with her even more... Yes, it was a sort of spring fever.
In every idea of genius or in every new human idea, or, more simply still, in every serious human idea born in anyone's brain, there is something that cannot possibly be conveyed to others.
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