Fyodor Dostoyevsky Quote

By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.


The Karamazov Brothers (ed. OUP Oxford, 2008) - ISBN: 9780191647802

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By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a...

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By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a...

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By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a...

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By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a...