“A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.” #Solzhenitsyn
“One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection.” #Solzhenitsyn
@artsyhonker ooh no, looks interesting
“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.” #Solzhenitsyn
“Patriotism is an integral and persistent feeling of love for one’s homeland, with a willingness to make sacrifices for her, to share her troubles, but not to serve her unquestioningly, not to support her unjust claims...” #Solzhenitsyn
This time of year is a freaking minefield. I was on my way home from the dentist and this song came on the radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNmtxXP4UCs
Apparently it's from 2008, but I hadn't heard it before. It would have made me cry even then, but as it is...
@artsyhonker Awkward, too. People usually assume I'm crying because I had something happen. It's the opposite of that.
"No, all hope cannot be pinned on science, technology, or economic growth. The victory of technological civilization has also instilled in us a spiritual insecurity. Its gifts enrich, but enslave us as well.” #Solzhenitsyn
"After the Western ideal of unlimited freedom, after the Marxist concept of freedom as acceptance of the yoke of necessity—here is the true Christian definition of freedom. Freedom is self-restriction! Restriction of the self for the sake of others!” #Solzhenitsyn
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