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Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the
world but in the processes loses his soul.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

We have arrived at an intellectual chaos.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method
is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Violence can only be concealed by a lie,
and the lie can only be maintained by violence.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

 

Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms.
In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at
any point has declared a coherent programme.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century,
and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government.
That is why no regime has ever loved great writers,
only minor ones.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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The next war...
may well bury Western civilization forever.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

It would have been difficult to design a path out of
communism worse than the one that has been followed.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

You can have power over people as long as you don't
take everything away from them.
But when you've robbed a man of everything,
he's no longer in you power.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently
a process of the theft of the national heritage.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably
must choose lying as his principle.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical.
The political side is required principally because
of the necessity of the current Russian position.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every
religion that exists on earth represents some face,
some side of God.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

There are a lot of clear thinkers everywhere.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Today when we say the West we are already referring
to the West and to Russia.
We could use the word "modernity" if we exclude Africa,
and the Islamic world, and partially China.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I have spent all my life under a Communist regime,
and I will tell you that a society without any objective
legal scale is a terrible one indeed.
But a society with no other scale but the legal one
is not quite worthy of man either.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

You can 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.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Religion always remains higher than everyday life.
In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people,
religion must be able to alter its forms in relation
to the consciousness of modern man.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain


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