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Quote Left I hope that no one present will suspect me of offering my personal criticism of the Western system to present socialism as an alternative. Having experienced applied socialism in a country where the alternative has been realized, I certainly will not speak for it. The well-known Soviet mathematician Shafarevich, a member of the Soviet Academy of Science, has written a brilliant book under the title Socialism; it is a profound analysis showing that socialism of any type and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit and to a leveling of mankind into death. Quote Right
Quote Left Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances -- from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that repeated lessons will finally teach us not to stop the writer's pen during his lifetime? At no time has this ennobled our history. Quote Right
Quote Left We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable. Quote Right
Quote Left When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness. Quote Right
Quote Left Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press. Quote Right
Quote Left Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth. Quote Right