I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, twice two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too.
Yes, man is a pliable animal—he must be so defined—a being who gets accustomed to everything!
I've already warned you that the simplest ideas are the hardest to understand; I'll now add that they are also the hardest to explain.
Alyosha exclaimed. I think that everyone should love life before everything else in the world. Love life more than its meaning? Certainly, love it before logic, as you say, certainly before logic, and only then will I also understand its meaning.
We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another.
You don't understand a thing! If you don't respect others, you harm yourself....