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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts.” The Gulag Archipelago 1973
“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.” The First Circle 1968
“Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” The Gulag Archipelago 1973
“The meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering, but in the development of the soul.” Letter to Soviet Leaders 1974
“A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.” The First Circle 1968