Quotation Explorer - 'Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn'

Shukhov ate his supper without bread--a double portion and bread on top of it would be too rich. So he'd save the bread. You get no thanks from your belly--it always forgets what you've just done for it and comes begging again the next day. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It's an universal law-- intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
And this man, who had sailed round Europe and navigated the Great Northern Route, leaned happily over half a ladleful of thin oatmeal kasha, cooked entirely without fat - just oats and water. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. "One word of truth outweighs the world. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Легкие деньги они и не весят ничего, и чутья такого нет, что вот, мол, ты заработал. Правильно старики говорили: за что не доплатишь, того не доносишь. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- У нас так говорили: старый месяц Бог на звезды крошит. ("Один день Ивана Денисовича", А. Солженицын - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Violence does not necessarily take people by the throat and strangle them. Usually it demands no more than an ultimate allegiance from its subjects. They are required merely to become accomplices in its lies. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Only a small crack ... but cracks make caves collapse. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It makes me happier, more secure, to think that I do not have to plan and manage everything for myself, that I am only a sword made sharp to smite the unclean forces, an enchanted sword to cleave and disperse them.Grant, O Lord, that I may not break as I strike! Let me not fall from Thy hand! - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Someone that you have deprived of everything is no longer in your power. He is once again entirely free. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Hayat karışık, öyle karışıktı ki... Nereye dönerseniz dönün aynı karışıklık vardı. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Work is what horses die of. Everybody should know that. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The concept of maximum promotion of human rights to the expense of the majority of people in fact undermines the entire concept of the human community. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Bir insanın gençken kuvvetli karakteri yoksa, bir daha da olmaz. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Adlar daima insana dert oluyordu. Hayat ve zevkler değişir ama adlar kalır. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
in order to do evil, must first believe that what they are doing is good, otherwise they can't do it. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I dedicate this to all those who did not live to tell it. And may they please forgive me for not having seen it all nor remembered it all, for not having divined all of it - from The Gulag Archipelago - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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