Fyodor Dostoevsky

The formula ‘Two and two make five’ is not without its attractions.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

If there is no God, everything is permitted.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Innovators and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools at the beginning (and very often at the end) of their careers.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
Fyodor Dostoevsky