Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

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Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literature that is not the breath of contemporary society, that dares not transmit the pains and fears of that society, that does not warn in time against threatening moral and social dangers -- such literature does not deserve the name of literature; it is only a faade. Such literature loses the confidence of its own people, and its published works are used as wastepaper instead of being read.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you -- you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the falsehood. One word of truth outweighs the world.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [09/02/2005 12:09:00]
Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 04:07:03]
Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 04:07:16]
First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 04:07:30]
I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever. More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 04:07:03]
It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 04:07:45]
Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 04:07:01]
The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage. More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 05:07:07]
The next war... may well bury Western civilization forever.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 05:07:20]
Today when we say the West we are already referring to the West and to Russia. We could use the word "modernity" if we exclude Africa, and the Islamic world, and partially China.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 05:07:46]
Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 05:07:03]
You can have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in you power. More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [07/07/2011 05:07:47]
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.More Aleksander Solzhenitsyn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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