A Just Cause

Fyodor Dostoyevskiy

I’ve got to read more Dostoevsky! I think you all might enjoy a few of his quotes. I’ve highlighted a few words here and there to make it a better simulation of a motivational poster!

  • “A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes”
  • “The soul is healed by being with children”€
  • “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love
  • “It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them—the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.”
  • “If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you”€
  • “Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid
  • “Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled
  • “Innovators and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools at the beginning (and very often at the end) of their careers”€
  • “Men reject their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and honor those whom they have slain”
  • “Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic
  • “There are… things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind”€
  • “If there is no immortality, there is no virtue”
  • “Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad

One thought on “A Just Cause

  1. susanna june

    I enjoy reading everything that you write. You have so many interesting and intelligent things to say. It’s really enjoyable. I’m glad that we’ve all started blogs because it gives me some new insights into what you guys are all about.
    Can’t wait to see you back home!
    Love,
    your little sister

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