Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Alex Solz – Happiness

By Stephen R Madden / December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

< It is not our level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world.  Both attitudes lie within our power, so that a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him. ~ Alexander…

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Alex Solz – Optimist vs Pessimist

By Stephen R Madden / December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

What is an optimist?  The man who says, “It’s worse everywhere else.  We’re better off than the rest of the world.  We’ve been lucky.”  He is happy with things as they are and he doesn’t torment himself. What is a pessimist?  The man who says, “Things are fine everywhere but here.  Everyone else is better…

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Alex Solz – Relationship Between Man and Woman

By Stephen R Madden / December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Like a bicycle, like a wheel that, once rolling, is stable only so long as it keeps moving but falls when its momentum stops, so the game between a man and woman, once begun, can exist only so long as it progresses.  If the forward movement today is no more than it was yesterday, the…

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Alex Solz – Mistakes

By Stephen R Madden / December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes…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, Peace and Violence, 1973

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