Alexander Solzhenitsyn: But Not Through Me

"You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me." ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The Line Between Good and Evil
Bryan Hyde
Sep 27 2013

"The idea that each of us has the ability to prevent evil from entering the world through us personally means that we each possess a degree of influence. This means that through our decisions – big and small – we determine whether good or evil is allowed to flourish." ~ Bryan Hyde
"So many of our laws and policies are based on the presumption that controlling the flaws of others is the key to promoting good." ~ Bryan Hyde
"But controlling others too often becomes the basis for unjust and tyrannical laws that perpetuate a different kind of evil that afflicts everyone instead of providing justice. We become a legalistic society that allows the letter of the law to define our moral boundaries. But this comes at the cost of ignoring our noblest instincts while trying to duck personal responsibility." ~ Bryan Hyde

Thinking About Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Don Meyer
Sep 18 2012

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