15 Total Quotes

Alexander Solzehnitsyn Quotes

For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
#Russian Novelist #Communism

When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
#Truth #Russian Novelist

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
#Russian Novelist #Man

In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
#Russian Novelist #Country

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
#Russian Novelist

It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
#Russian Novelist #Human Rights

Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
#Russian Novelist

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.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
#Russian Novelist

The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
#Russian Novelist

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
#Russian Novelist