"The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Abraham Lincoln
"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."