"Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Winston Churchill
"It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed."
"I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever."
"Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation."
"The sole substitute for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature."
"It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones."