•  “Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
  • “Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
  • “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
  • “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
  • “Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking…”
    Leo Tolstoy
  • “We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
  • “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
    Leo Tolstoy
  • “When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.”
    Leo Tolstoy
  • “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
    Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata
  • “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
    Leo Tolstoy
  • “In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
    Leo Tolstoy
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