Quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky about lying to oneself

Quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky:

“A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying — to others and to yourself.”

– Fyodor Dostoevsky, from his book “The Brothers Karamazov”

Oil painting of Fyodor Dostoevsky, dated 1872, depicting the renowned author seated with his hands clasped before him. He appears contemplative, with a focused gaze to the side. Fyodor sports a full beard and mustache, and is dressed in a loose-fitting, unbuttoned coat over a dark shirt. The painting has a dark background, emphasizing the figure's solemn expression and thoughtful pose.
Fyodor Dostoevsky


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