Analysis of the novel "Crime and Punishment", quotes and description of characters

The best quotes from "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoevsky (part II)

The novel "Crime and Punishment" is a masterpiece of Dostoevsky. On the pages of this outstanding novel one can find a lot of interesting quotes and wise frases.

In this article we continue publishing the quotes from "Crime and Punishment" of Dostoevsky.

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"Crime and Punishment": the quotes

"...Science now tells us, love yourself before all men, for everything in the world rests on self-interest. You love yourself and manage your own affairs properly and your coat remains whole..."

"Ah, Dmitri Prokofitch, how hard it is to be a mother!"
(Pulcheria Alexandrovna)

" honest and sensitive man is open; and a business man 'listens and goes on eating' you up..."

"...the great thing for getting on in the world is always to keep to the seasons; if you don't insist on having asparagus in January, you keep your money in your purse..."

"...Principles! You are worked by principles, as it were by springs; you won't venture to turn round on your own account. If a man is a nice fellow, that's the only principle I go upon..."

"...For just now, brother, money is sweeter to us than treacle."

"...She must be forty; she says she is thirty- six, and of course she has every right to say so..."


"...I only say he is a nice man in his own way! But if one looks at men in all ways--are there many good ones left?.."

"...You'll never improve a man by repelling him, especially a boy..."

"...You harm yourselves running another man down..."

"...We've grown used to having everything ready-made, to walking on crutches, to having our food chewed for us. Then the great hour struck*, and every man showed himself in his true colours..."

([*] The emancipation of the serfs in 1861 is meant.)

" can always forgive lying--lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth..."

"...what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying..."

"...facts are not everything--at least half the business lies in how you interpret them!"

" can't hold one's tongue when one has a feeling, a tangible feeling, that one might be a help..."

"...Practicality is a difficult thing to find; it does not drop down from heaven. And for the last two hundred years we have been divorced from all practical life. ... there's no practicality..."

"...Practicality goes well shod..."

"...You always maintained that I was a fool, but ... there are greater fools than I am!..."

"...The only comfort is, that it's bound to be a change for the better. Though who can tell, maybe it's sometimes for the worse..."


"...the best policy for the criminal is to tell the truth as nearly as possible ... to conceal as little as possible..."

"...Oh, base characters! They even love as though they hate..."

" are a man still young you put intellect above everything, like all young people..."
(Porfiry Petrovitch)

Theses are the quotes from the novel "Crime and Punishment" of Dostoevsky.

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