The Line Between Good and Evil Runs Through All Our Hearts

It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart, and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. Even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained; and even in the best of all hearts, there remains a small corner of evil.


There are not good and bad people who may be easily distinguished, but competing forces within each of us.

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 The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Abridged: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (P.S.)
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Solzhenitsyn , Aleksandr (2007-08-01), The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Abridged: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (P.S.), Harper Perennial Modern Classics, Retrieved on 2011-09-08
Folksonomies: biography


01 JAN 2010


Arguments for centrism. Why balance is necessary. Include here any argument against any form of absolutism.
Folksonomies: politics centrism
Folksonomies: politics centrism