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    Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)

    For a country to have a great writer ... is like having another government. That’s why no rĂ©gime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
    —Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)

    I shall not cease to bless because
    I lay about me with the taws
    That night and morning I may thrash
    Greek Alexander from my flesh,
    Augustus Caesar, and after these
    That great rogue Alcibiades.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)