He noticed that Ivan swayed as he walked and that his right shoulder was lower than his left. He had never noticed it before.
("The Brothers Karamazov")
More Quotes from Fyodor Dostoyevsky:Paradise is hidden in each one of use, it is concealed within me too, right now, and if I wish, it will come for me in reality, tomorrow even, and for the rest of my life.
What's most revolting is that one is really sad! No, it's better at home. Here at least one blames others for everything and excuses oneself.
There is no sin, and there can be no sin on all the earth, which the Lord will not forgive to the truly repentant!
Now I'm living out my life in a corner, trying to console myself with the stupid, useless excuse that an intelligent man cannot turn himself into anything, that only a fool can make anything he wants out of himself.
And in fact you're not like everyone else: you weren't ashamed just now to confess bad and even ridiculous things about yourself. Who would confess such things nowadays? No one, and people have even stopped feeling any need for self-judgment.
Here is a commandment for you: seek happiness in sorrow. Work, work tirelessly.
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Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back, and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith.
Kenneth Scott Latourette