QUOTE (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

February 19, 2016


A_solzhenitsin“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

In honor of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, noble prize winning author and Soviet Union dissident, exiled from communist Russia on this day in 1974.


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  1. Reblogged this on Special Creation Woman.

  2. Great writer – can’t resist quoting another on the subject of evil and demonization:

    “Thou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand.

    Why dost thou lash that whore? Strip thine own back.

    Thou hotly lust’st to use her in that kind

    For which thou whipp’st her. The usurer hangs the cozener.

    Through tattered clothes great vices do appear;

    Robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold,

    And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks.

    Arm it in rags, a pigmy’s straw does pierce it.

    None does offend—none, I say, none.”

    (King Lear, Shakespeare)

  3. “But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

    Truly the wisdom of Solomon. Great post!

  4. Reblogged this on Things Past.

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  6. Just the words and replies I needed to read this Morning. Feeling a lot better now- thank you

  7. If one has the Holy Spirit and is undergoing suffering, it only makes their faith stronger, are more obedient to God and more thankful for His grace. I don’t like suffering, but I thank God for his grace. Every one suffers in this life at some time. It is a thorn in our flesh. Jesus wore a crown of many thorns. This could be a symbol for all the sufferings we go through. He experienced all of man’s sufferings for us and kept silent, didn’t complain and was glad to take the Fathers wrath for us. Thanks be to God.

  8. Reblogged this on Jeffrey H. King's Blog and commented:
    He explains a great deal in this short, insightful quotation.

  9. When people ask why there is so much evil in the world it’s usually in an attempt to blame or deny God. Rarely is it a question reflecting on their own hearts.

    • amen!

      • God supplies us with all good things. It is mans heart that is evil.

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