Solzhenitsyn

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    Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you—you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.
    —Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)

    It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes. It may even lie on the surface; but 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.
    —Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)

    You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything he’s no longer in your power—he’s free again.
    —Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)