Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to understand it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love. … Things flow and are indirectly linked together, and if you push here, something will move at the other end of the world. If you strike here, something somewhere will wince; if you sin here, something somewhere will suffer.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, from The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoevsky was a Russian author, philosopher, and spiritual writer. He wrote numerous novels that reflected the social, political, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th century Russia. His writings are considered to contain some of the greatest psychological insights in all of world literature. Among his many works are Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov.