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Alexander Herzen Quotes

Alexander Herzen Quotes & Quotations
Alexander Herzen
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    Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    Modern Western thought will pass into history and be incorporated in it, will have its influence and its place, just as our body will pass into the composition of grass, of sheep, of cutlets, and of men. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    Science, which cuts its way through the muddy pond of daily life without mingling with it, casts its wealth to right and left, but the puny boatmen do not know how to fish for it. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    Slavery is the first step towards civilization. In order to develop it is necessary that things should be much better for some and much worse for others, then those who are better off can develop at the expense of others. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    There is nothing in the world more stubborn than a corpse: you can hit it, you can knock it to pieces, but you cannot convince it. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    We could hardly believe that after so many ordeals, after all the trials of modern skepticism, there was still so much left in our souls to destroy. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation. Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive! Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen
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    Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically - while simulating a triumphant march forward - than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament? Alexander-HerzenAlexander Herzen