I just said it for the beauty of the style.
("The Brothers Karamazov")
More Quotes from Fyodor Dostoyevsky:It's always worthwhile speaking to a clever man.
Do you think it is a vain hope that one day man will find joy in noble deeds of light and mercy, rather than in the coarse pleasures he indulges in today -- gluttony, fornication, ostentation, boasting, and envious vying with his neighbor? I am certain this is not a vain hope and that the day will come soon.
Obedience, fasting, and prayer are laughed at, yet only through them lies the way to real true freedom. I cut off my superfluous and unnecessary desires, I subdue my proud and wanton will and chastise it with obedience, and with God's help I attain freedom of spirit and with it spiritual joy.
Don't let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them.
For all is like an ocean, all flows and connects; touch it in one place and it echoes at the other end of the world.
Every man looks out for himself, and he has the happiest life who manages to hoodwink himself best of all.
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