Thought for the Day – February 9th

02-09

“Лгущий самому себе и собственную ложь свою слушающий до того доходит, что уж никакой правды ни в себе, ни кругом не различает, а стало быть, входит в неуважение и к себе и к другим.”
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts with Epilogue. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
Book II, Chapter 2, pg 42
SEE (English): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28054/28054-h/28054-h.html#toc19
SEE (Russian): http://books.google.com/books?id=p7ruU_LvXrAC (pg 41)
SEE (Russian): http://www.wikisource.org and search for “Братья Карамазовы” (Part I, Book II, Chapter 2)
SEE (Audio): http://librivox.org/the-brothers-karamazov-by-fyodor-dostoyevsky/
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VARIANT:
“The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love, and in order to occupy and distract himself without love he gives way to passions and coarse pleasures, and sinks to bestiality in his vices, all from continual lying to other men and to himself.”
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VARIANT:
“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 bestiality, and it all comes from lying continually to others and to himself.”

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