37 Total Quotes

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quotes

The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Reform #Russian Author

It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Russian Author #Communism

Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Russian Author #Earth

Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Life #Russian Author

The central government possesses no plan of finding the way out of this blind alley.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Government

The demands of internal growth are incomparably more important to us... than the need for any external expansion of our power.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Growth

The next war... may well bury Western civilization forever.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Civilization #Russian Author

Today when we say the West we are already referring to the West and to Russia. We could use the word "modernity" if we exclude Africa, and the Islamic world, and partially China.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Russian Author #Russia

We have arrived at an intellectual chaos.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Russian Author #Chaos

History has in different questions laid out some tremendous turnabouts and curves.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#History

Russians are exiting from communism in a most unfortunate and awkward way.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Communism

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Violence

You can have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in you power.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#People #Russian Author

Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Russian Author #Man

There are a lot of clear thinkers everywhere.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Russian Author

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Russian Author #Tyranny

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Violence #Russian Author

First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#Russian Author #Literary