When reason fails, the devil helps!
("Crime and Punishment")
More Quotes from Fyodor Dostoyevsky:Hate not those who reject you, who insult you, who abuse and slander you. Hate not the atheists, the teachers of evil, the materialists--and I mean not only the good ones--for there are many good ones among them, especially in our day--hate not even the wicked ones.
What makes a hero? Courage, strength, morality, withstanding adversity? Are these the traits that truly show and create a hero? Is the light truly the source of darkness or vice versa? Is the soul a source of hope or despair? Who are these so called heroes and where do they come from? Are their origins in obscurity or in plain sight?
There is strength to endure everything.
A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.
Hm … yes, all is in a man's hands and he lets it all slip from cowardice, that's an axiom
It is not the real punishment. The only effectual one, the only deterrent and softening one, lies in the recognition of sin by conscience.
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Well the press and things like that are pretty hard core, but I don't pay too much attention to that.
I was not the midwife of the Law School, but its fraternal twin.