QUOTES FROM ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN

“Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.”

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

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

“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.”

“A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.”

“For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.”

“Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press. “

“I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.”

“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.

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