Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Human beings are like the ungrateful biped. They want what is damaging to them, what is stupid, very stupid-simply in order to have the right to crave for themselves even what is very stupid and not to be bound by an requirement to desire only what is rational. They only think about themselves, and if they had a choice they would dream and desire their fantasies.

Human beings would do anything simply to gain their point. Furthermore, they would deliberately go mad in order to get rid of cause and gain their point. The whole work of human beings is nothing, but proving to themselves every minute that they are a human being and not an object.

Also, with the ant-heap, the reputable race of ants began and with the ant-heap, they will probably end. Nevertheless, human beings are lighthearted and inconsistent individuals and maybe, like chess player, loves the procedure of the game, not the end of it.

They love playing along, but when it comes time to clean up the mess, they will all be gone!

Nevertheless, one may say something about the history of the world-anything that might intrude the most misplaced fantasy. The only thing one can't say is that it's sensible. The very word sticks in one's throat. However, certainly this is the odd thing that is constantly happening. There are frequently turning up in life virtuous and wise persons, sages and lovers of human culture who make it their matter to live all their lives

as ethically and realistically as possible. Also, to be, so to speak, a light to their neighbors directly in order to show them that it is feasible to live morally and rationally in this planet. Human beings eventually will always be false to themselves. The truth is always...