Friday, December 11, 2009

Meandering here and there . . .

Today is the birthday of Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (December 11, 1918 – August 3, 2008), novelist, dramatist, and historian. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.

"The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

"If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?" - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. Both attitudes are within our power . . . a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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