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

The next war… may well bury Western civilization forever.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn War Quotes

Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Truth Quote

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

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Travel Quote

Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face some side of God.

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 Religion Quotes

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.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Power Quote

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.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Legal Quote

The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Good Quote

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.

Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Government Quotes

It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God’s heaven.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn God Quote

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation’s heart the excision of its memory.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Freedom Quote