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Saturday Quote: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Evil


“If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

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Note: quoted in Fred E. Katz, Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil: A Report on the Beguilings of Evil (New York: NY State University Press, 1993), vii.