Every man looks out for himself, and he has the happiest life who manages to hoodwink himself best of all.
("Crime and Punishment")
More Quotes from Fyodor Dostoyevsky:Anyone who attacks individual charity, attacks human nature and casts contempt on personal dignity.
Life is paradise, and we are all in paradise, but we refuse to see it.
A beast can never be as cruel as a human being, so artistically, so picturesquely cruel.
One circumstance tormented me then: Namely, that no one else was like me, and I was like no one else. I am only one, and they are all.
To a commonplace man of limited intellect, for instance, nothing is simpler than to imagine himself an original character, and to revel in that belief without the slightest misgiving.
Is it possible that I've suffered so that I, together with my evil deeds and sufferings, should be manure for someone's future harmony? I want to see with my own eyes the hind lie down with the lion, and the murdered man rise up and embrace his murderer.
Readers Who Like This Quotation Also Like:Based on Keywords: hoodwink
Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.
Enclave life becomes very tense, Even when they do elect a leader, the factions remain, with the threat of splitting off.
Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.