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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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People talk sometimes of bestial cruelty, but that’s a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as man, so artistically cruel.


What is the use of Christ's words, unless we set an example?


This is something about which You were right. For the mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. Without a concrete idea of what he is living for, man would refuse to live, would rather exterminate himself than remain on this earth, even if bread were scattered all around him.


Man is broad, too broad. I’d have him narrower.


As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naïve and simple-hearted than we suppose. And we ourselves are, too.


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


Lamentations comfort only by lacerating the heart still more. Such grief does not desire consolation. It feeds on the sense of its hopelessness. Lamentations spring only from the constant craving to re-open the wound.


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