Dostoyevsky: Prince Myshkin's Quietism

An excerpt from Dostoyevsky's The Idiot
Photograph: Garrod Kirkwood
From a statement expressed to Prince Myshkin in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel, The Idiot (translated by David McDuff):
With quietism like yours one could fill a hundred years with happiness. Whether one showed you an execution or a little finger, you would extract an equally edifying thought from both of them, and would still be content. That's the way to get on in life.
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