Marianna belonged to a special class of unhappy persons (…). Justice satisfies but does not requite them, while injustice, which they are terribly keen in detecting, revolts them to the very depths of their being.
Virgin Soil, by Ivan Turgenev. (via visionsdeinsomnio)
Do not let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot (via psychsync)