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Quotation by Feodor Dostoyevsky
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
Feodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), Russian novelist. Raskolnikov, in Crime and Punishment, pt. 5, ch. 4 (published 1866), trans. by David McDuff (1991).
Raskolnikov explains to Sonya his motives for committing murder: "I wanted to make the dare, and so I killed someone."
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