alexander solzhenitsyn Quotes

When things are too clear, they are no longer interesting.
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
History is too slow for our life, for our hearts.
tags: heart
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
human beings are better and lazier than their rules and instructions.
tags: human rules
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
People can live through hardship, but from hard feelings they perish.
tags: people live
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Not death itself, but only the moral preparation for it, holds terrors.
tags: death morals
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
If there were no executioners, there would be no executions.
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
We are so attached to the earth, and yet we are incapable of holding onto it.
tags: earth
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
An engineer cannot participate in irrationality.
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots.
tags: people
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
I insist on believing that beauty elevates human beings.
tags: beauty human
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
When you're young, you haven't the experience, when you're old you haven't the strength.
tags: young experience strength
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
We will die, but art will remain.
tags: die
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
What a force is laughter.
tags: laughter
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
tags: living memory literature
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
There is eternal simplicity to a solution once it has been discovered!
tags: simplicity
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
But nothing is all black in nature.
tags: nature
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.
tags: evil men heart battle
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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.
tags: men people power
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.
tags: human
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Freedom meant one thing to him- home. But they wouldn't let him go home.
tags: freedom
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
If state, party and social policy will not be based on morality, then mankind has no future to speak of tenth.
tags: future morality mankind
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
A society which is based on the letter of the law and never reaches any higher is taking very scarce advantage of the high range of human possibilities.
tags: society human law possibility
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Art isn't a matter of 'what' but of 'how'
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The solemn pledge to abstain from telling the truth was called socialist realism.
tags: truth
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
If you live in a graveyard, you can't weep for everyone.
tags: live
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
If a person can build a fence around himself, he is bound to do it.
tags: people
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Just as King Midas turned everything to gold, Stalin turned everything to mediocrity.
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
it's only on a black day that you begin to have friends.
tags: friends
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.
tags: people power cruelty
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.
tags: men world soul process goal
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words… By means of art were are sometimes sent - dimly, briefly - revelations unattainable by reason.
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Skepticism can never provide firm ground under a man's feet. And perhaps, after all, we need firm ground.
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
tags: truth
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he's doing is good.
tags: evil believe human
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Voting for impersonal parties and their programmes is a false substitute for the only true way to elect people's representatives: voting by an actual person for an actual candidate.
tags: people true
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One world, one mankind cannot exist in the face of six, four or even two scales of values: We shall be torn apart by this disparity of rhythm, this disparity of vibrations.
tags: world mankind
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Economic growth is not only unncessary, but ruinous.
tags: growth economics
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Human nature, if it changes at all, changes not much faster than the geological face of the earth.
tags: nature human earth
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
People who are at ease with their consciences always look happy.
tags: people conscience
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn
A drop in the ocean has no fear of a hurricane.
tags: fear ocean
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn