You should pass us by and forgive us our happiness
 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot (1874). copy citation

Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Source The Idiot
Topic happiness forgiveness
Date 1874
Language English
Note Translated by Eva Martin


“However, I see I must make arrangements to die soon, or I myself—. Well—leave me now! Au revoir. Look here—before you go, just give me your opinion: how do you think I ought to die, now? I mean—the best, the most virtuous way? tell me!»
«You should pass us by and forgive us our happiness,» said the prince in a low voice.
«Ha! Ha! Ha! I thought so. I thought I should hear something like that. Well, you are—you really are—oh dear me! Eloquence, eloquence! Good-bye!»

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