Fyodor Dostoyevsky

11 Nov 1821 // 9 Feb 1881

To Love Others Like Yourself

The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the great thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted - you will find out at once how to arrange it all. And yet it's an old truth which has been told and retold a bilion times - but it has not formed part of our livres! The consciousness of life is higher than life, the knowledge of the laws of happiness is higher than happiness - that is what one must contend against. And I shall. If only every one wants it, it can all be arranged at once.

Fiodor Dostoievski, in 'The Dream of a Ridiculous Man'



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
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On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."