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    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.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: heart 
     
    human beings are better and lazier than their rules and instructions.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: human  rules 
     
    People can live through hardship, but from hard feelings they perish.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: people  live 
     
    Not death itself, but only the moral preparation for it, holds terrors.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: death  morals 
     
    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.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: earth 
     
    An engineer cannot participate in irrationality.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: people 
     
    I insist on believing that beauty elevates human beings.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: beauty  human 
     
    When you're young, you haven't the experience, when you're old you haven't the strength.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    We will die, but art will remain.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: die 
     
    What a force is laughter.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: laughter 
     
    Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    There is eternal simplicity to a solution once it has been discovered!
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: simplicity 
     
    But nothing is all black in nature.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: nature 
     
    The battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: evil  men  heart  battle 
     
    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.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: men  people  power 
     
    Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: human 
     
    Freedom meant one thing to him- home. But they wouldn't let him go home.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: freedom 
     
    If state, party and social policy will not be based on morality, then mankind has no future to speak of tenth.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: future  morality  mankind 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: truth 
     
    If you live in a graveyard, you can't weep for everyone.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: live 
     
    If a person can build a fence around himself, he is bound to do it.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: friends 
     
    Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: people  power  cruelty 
     
    Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: men  world  soul  process  goal 
     
    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.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: truth 
     
    To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he's doing is good.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: evil  believe  human 
     
    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.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: people  true 
     
    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.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: world  mankind 
     
    Economic growth is not only unncessary, but ruinous.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: growth  economics 
     
    Human nature, if it changes at all, changes not much faster than the geological face of the earth.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: nature  human  earth 
     
    People who are at ease with their consciences always look happy.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: people  conscience 
     
    A drop in the ocean has no fear of a hurricane.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    tags: fear  ocean 
     
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