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[InstaMotivation@9pm] Precious Gems Picked from The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

The Brothers Karamazov is one of the all time greatest novels of Literature. Though it is set in the 19th century Russian Social life, it still reveals the Modern human mental framework. As the characters start seeping inside your mind, you will start identifying various categories of human personalities and interlinked dynamics . Though it is a social novel, it is, at its core, a psychological, a spiritual one. Unlike popular fiction, this novel demands a lot of your attention. You need to read this with clarity of thoughts. The settings and characters will move back and forth. The logic of flow might be confusing at times. But once you finish this great work, you will definitely be a transformed person. Keep this book at the top of your wishlist to read the books.

“Above all, do not lie to yourself. A man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he does not discern any truth either in himself or anywhere around him, and thus falls into disrespect towards himself and others. Not respecting anyone, he ceases to love, and having no love, he gives himself up to passions and coarse pleasures in order to occupy and amuse himself, and in his vices reaches complete beastiality, and it all comes from lying continually to others and himself. A man who lies to himself is often the first to take offense. it sometimes feels very good to take offense, doesn’t it? And surely he knows that no one has offended him, and that he himself has invented the offense and told lies just for the beauty of it, that he has exaggerated for the sake of effect, that he has picked up on a word and made a mountain out of a pea–he knows all of that, and still he is the first to take offense, he likes feeling offended, it gives him great pleasure, and thus he reaches the point of real hostility…”

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“The world says: “You have needs — satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don’t hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more.” This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder.”

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“Look around you — the clear sky, the pure air, the tender grass, the birds; nature is beautiful and sinless, and we, only we, are foolish and we don’t understand that life is heaven, for we have only to understand that and it will at once be fulfilled in all its beauty, we shall embrace each other and weep.”