Fyodor Dostoyevsky

We Need Something To Live For

For the secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
For the secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for. [...]

Don’t Lie To Yourself

Don't lie to yourself
Above all, don't lie to yourself. [...]

Keep Watch On Your Own Lie

Above all, avoid lies, all lies, especially the lie to yourself. Keep watch on your own lie and examine it every hour, every minute. And avoid contempt, both of others and of yourself: what seems bad to you in yourself is purified by the very fact that you have noticed it in yourself.
Above all, avoid lies, all lies, especially the lie to yourself. Keep watch on your own lie and examine it every hour, every minute. [...]

Pain And Suffering Are Always Inevitable

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. [...]