"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."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Oscar Wilde
"It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed."
"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."
"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."