Alexander Herzen

Alexander Herzen

was a Russian pro-Western writer and thinker known as the 'father of Russian socialism', and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism
Every man who has lived for fifty years has buried a whole world or even two; he has grown used to its disappearance and accustomed to the new scenery of another act: but suddenly the names and faces of a time long dead appear more and more often on his way, calling up series of shades and pictures kept somewhere, "just in case," in the endless catacombs of the memory, making him smile or sigh, and sometimes almost weep.More Alexander Herzen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If nations always moved from one set of furnished rooms to another -- and always into a better set -- things might be easier, but the trouble is that there is no one to prepare the new rooms. The future is worse than the ocean -- there is nothing there. It will be what men and circumstances make it.More Alexander Herzen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Science even more than the Gospel teaches us humility. She cannot look down on anything, she does not know what superiority means, she despises nothing, never lies for the sake of a pose, and conceals nothing out of coquetry. She stops before the facts as an investigator, sometimes as a physician, never as an executioner, and still less with hostility and irony.More Alexander Herzen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it.More Alexander Herzen quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Alexander Herzen quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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