Fyodor Dostoyevsky about Lies, Truth and Love
The worst lie you can create is one for yourself. It is the one that will start your real demise. The one that will set you apart from what you truly are and what you truly should have been.
“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.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
When we lie to ourselves, we distance ourselves from our own true self image. Once we become estranged from ourselves we will feel alone and lost.. Wondering in the darkness, searching for salvation, but unable to see because the light there was got lost in the process of losing oneself..