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Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(1918-2008) born on
Dec 11
Russian novelist. He is well known for his books describing forced labor camps, e.g., "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," 1962.
         
   
F
It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven.

R
Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.
A
In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
N
Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
R: Letter to three students, Oct. 1967; in "Solzhenitsyn: A Documentary Record," by Leopold Labedz, 1970.
A: The Observer," 'Sayings of the Year', 29 Dec 1974
N: Commencement Address, 7 June 1978, Harvard University.
K: In "Time," 25 Feb 74
   


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