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22 Famous Quotes by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.

Emotion Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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When you have robbed a man of everything, he is no longer in your power. He is free again.

Freedom Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.

Selfishness Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it

Universe Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all

Concern Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Generosity is a two-edged virtue for an artist - it nourishes his imagination but has a fatal effect on his routine.

Generosity Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.

Abundance Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Our envy of others devours us most of all.

Envy Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.

Government Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. Both attitudes are within our power . . . a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him.

Kinship Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.

Literature Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.

Salvation Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances -- from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that repeated lessons will finally teach us not to stop the writer's pen during his lifetime? At no time has this ennobled our history.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Our envy of others devours us most of all

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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