Fyodor Dostoyevsky quote about suffering from Crime and Punishment - I did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity
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I did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity
 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment (1867). copy citation

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Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Source Crime and Punishment
Topic suffering humanity
Date 1867
Language English
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Note Translated by Constance Garnett
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2554/2554-h/2554-h.htm

Context

“Sonia drew back from him as from a madman. And certainly he looked like a madman.
«What are you doing to me?» she muttered, turning pale, and a sudden anguish clutched at her heart.
He stood up at once.
«I did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity,» he said wildly and walked away to the window. «Listen,» he added, turning to her a minute later. «I said just now to an insolent man that he was not worth your little finger… and that I did my sister honour making her sit beside you.»
«Ach, you said that to them!” source

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