Everything passes, only the truth remains.
 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (1880). copy citation

Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Source The Brothers Karamazov
Topic truth time
Date 1880
Language English
Note Translated by Constance Garnett
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28054/28054-h/28054-h.html


“It's for ever, you know, for ever!»
I sat still and repeated a silent prayer. I got up at last, I felt afraid.
«Well?» He looked at me.
«Go!» said I, «confess. Everything passes, only the truth remains. Your children will understand, when they grow up, the nobility of your resolution.»
He left me that time as though he had made up his mind. Yet [pg 342] for more than a fortnight afterwards, he came to me every evening, still preparing himself, still unable to bring himself to the point.” source

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