Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison.

Awareness Freedom

Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point 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.

Deception Honesty Love

God has such gladness every time he sees from heaven that a sinner is praying to Him with all his heart, as a mother has when she sees the first smile on her baby's face.

Faith Prayer Religion

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.

Deception Growth Honesty

It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise.

Happiness Ignorance Reality