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Now for the first time you were about to see people who were not your enemies. Now for the first time you were about to see others who were alive, who were traveling your road, and whom you could join to yourself with the joyous word "we.


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The revolution is an amalgam of former Party functionaries, quasi- democrats, KGB officers, and blac...
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russia...
ALEKSANDER SOLZHENITSYN
Patriotism means unqualified and unwavering love for the nation, which implies not uncritical eagern...
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be...
ALEXANDR SOLZHENITSYN
Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.
ALEXANDR SOLZHENITSYN
If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?
ALEKSANDER SOLZHENITSYN
He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opp...
ALEKSANDER SOLZHENITSYN
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your m...
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
For a country to have a great writer is like having another government. That's why no r?gime has eve...
ALEXANDR SOLZHENITSYN
We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is m...
ALEXANDR SOLZHENITSYN
Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words.
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
If you expect too much and do too little, you are bound for disappointment. If you talk too much and...
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
We live in the 21st century, the wisest generation yet to come, where you have the freedom to say an...
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
Ages ago men realized that being emotional brings out their weakness, but they haven't realized that...
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
I have equal contempt for both left and right radicals.
ALEKSANDR LEBED
I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133. I didn't go into power, but to get power I bor...
ALEKSANDR LEBED
First of all I would make about 80% of the people law-abiding citizens again. The policy which is ca...
ALEKSANDR LEBED
As I understand I took most so-called democratic states about 200 years on average to build their de...
ALEKSANDR LEBED
“Thank God you are still alive for many have died and are dying as I speak. You still have the opp...
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
We live in the 21st century, the wisest generation yet to come, where you have the freedom to say an...
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
Morality, it is the most important characteristic of humanity, without it we are like animals.
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
Knighthood. Was he even worthy? Just a little while ago, he’d have answered yes without a doubt, b...
ALEKSANDR VOINOV
And this system sorted out the Chechen war in just 20 days. This way, I used the President's pow...
ALEKSANDR LEBED
I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances -- from my gr...
ALEXANDR SOLZHENITSYN
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime ...
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and th...
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which ...
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
This book is an agglomeration of lean-tos and annexes and there is no knowing how big the next addit...
ALEKSANDER SOLZHENITSYN
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
ALEKSANDER SOLZHENITSYN
I'd rather have the United States be the world's policeman than the Soviet Union be the world's jail...
ALEKSANDER SOLZHENITSYN
It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the...
ALEXANDR SOLZHENITSYN
Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it ...
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
Though it is clear that present-day Russia poses no threat to it, NATO is methodically and persisten...
ALEKSANDER SOLZHENITSYN
Foreign policy, considering our current situation and possibilities, is being conducted sensibly and...
ALEKSANDER SOLZHENITSYN
It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the...
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
The one and only substitute for experience which we have not ourselves had is art, literature
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-pla...
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
A smart man reads the quotes; a wise man lives by the quotes.
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
When we were young pain made us cry, but as we aged pain became bearable but the emotional pain took...
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
Right now, at this moment, realize that you are living in the present, that you are living in realit...
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
What is going on in Belarus can be compared to the storm of a fortress. This was the first storm. We...
ALEKSANDR MILINKEVICH
I mean that at least 80% of the Russian people feel destitute. It's the people who had their pas...
ALEKSANDR LEBED
The meaning of life is to find a purpose to live for.
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
People search for love based on appearance, but they forgot about attitude and personality.
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations - at least forty year...
ALEKSANDR LEBED
I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133. I didn't go into power, but to get power I...
ALEKSANDR LEBED
Think twice before you make a mistake that you'll regret for the rest of your life.
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
Life is amazing once you get to know it.
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
I wanted to live the inner life of every man I saw, look at the world through his eyes.
ALEKSANDR KUPRIN
Life of excuses is a life of regret.
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
Past is just memories so leave good memories for yourself.
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
In this, our age of infamy Man's choice is but to be A tyrant, traitor, prisoner: No other choice ha...
ALEKSANDR PUSHKIN
One touch from you...,” water coated his lips, gathered in thick drops on his dark lashes, “make...
ALEKSANDR VOINOV
Time ticks, time flies, what have you done in your life?
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
The only way to begin, change, and success is to simplify and go step by step. Don't even bother wri...
ALEKSANDR SEBRYAKOV
This is a political action, a political sentence. Leaders of leading political parties are behind ba...
ALEKSANDR MILINKEVICH
The mood of the people now is different. The people will laugh now, and that is what the authorities...
ALEKSANDR MILINKEVICH
It is a horrible violation of human rights and the law. They do not consider us to be people.
ALEKSANDR MILINKEVICH
In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations - at least forty years.
ALEKSANDR LEBED