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Crime and Punishment Quotes

22 of the best book quotes from Crime and Punishment
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It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Crime and Punishment
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Avdotya Romanova
Dunya
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intelligence
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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
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When reason fails, the devil helps!
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We’re always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that’s all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can’t help feeling that that’s what it is.
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I did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity.
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And the more I drink the more I feel it. That’s why I drink too. I try to find sympathy and feeling in drink.... I drink so that I may suffer twice as much!
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A hundred suspicions don’t make a proof.
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The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.
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The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment-- as well as prison.
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Truly great men must, I think, experience great sorrow on the earth.
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You see I kept asking myself then: why am I so stupid that if others are stupid—and I know they are—yet I won’t be wiser?
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Break what must be broken, once for all, that’s all, and take the suffering on oneself.
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Don’t be overwise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don’t be afraid - the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again.
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People with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few in number, extraordinarily so, in fact.
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Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be!
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There is nothing in the world more difficult than candor, and nothing easier than flattery.
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Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
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To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.
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Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it ... one must have the courage to dare.
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Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!
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In flattery, even if everything is false down to the last note, it is still pleasant, and people will listen not without pleasure; with coarse pleasure, perhaps, but pleasure nevertheless.
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Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice.

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