"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."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Plato
"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."