#Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Our world is rent asunder by those same old cave-age emotions of greed, envy, lack of control, mutual hostility which

“The price of cowardice will only be evil; we shall reap courage and victory only when we dare to make sacrifices.”  -

“The young, at an age when they have not yet any jubilantly repeating our depraved Russian blunders of

“[W]e always pay dearly for chasing after what is cheap.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Woe to that nation whose literature is disturbed by the intervention of power. Because that is not just a violation

“Instead of helping us ponder the state of the world today, impassioned political labels rather lead us astray.”  -

“Have we the insolence to declare that we do not answer for the evils of today’s world?” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“I believe, my friends, that we are capable of helping the world in its hour of crisis. We should not seek to justify

“If [Truth, Goodness, and Beauty] the too blatant, too direct stems of Truth and Goodness are

“[T]hose works of art which have scooped up the truth and presented it to us as a living force - they take hold of us,

“Human rights are a fine thing, but how can we make ourselves sure that our rights do not expand at the expense of the rights

“The sole substitute for an experience we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature.”  - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“The truth eludes us if we do not concentrate with total attention on its pursuit.”  - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“[P]rize above all who love you and who wish you well. Do not hurt them or scold them, and never part from any

“Do not pursue what is illusionary - property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade

“Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” ...

“Humanity probably invented exile first and prison later. Expulsion from the tribe was of course exile. We were quick to

“But let us be generous. We will not shoot But for the sake of our country and our children we have the duty to

“[T]he meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering, but in the development of

“I have come to understand the falsehood of all the revolutions of history: they destroy only those carriers of

“The communist regime in the East could stand and grow due to the enthusiastic support from an enormous number of

“If it is necessary to shoot you, you'll be shot, even if you're completely innocent.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“One & the same human being is, at various ages, under various circumstances, a totally different human being. At times he

“[I]n order to combat modern materialistic mores, as religion must, to fight nihilism and egotism, religion must also develop,...