Quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky
To study the meaning of man and of life — I am making significant progress here. I have faith in myself. Man is a mystery: if you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out‚ then do not say that you have wasted your time.I occupy myself with this mystery because I want to be a man.
 
If anyone could prove to me that Christ is outside the truth ‚ and if the truth really did exclude Christ‚ I should prefer to stay with Christ and not with truth.
 
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
 
It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt.
 
The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
 
Russia was a slave in Europe but would be a master in Asia.