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
[T]he departing world leaves behind... not an heir, but a pregnant widow.More Alexander Herzen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Alexander Herzen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Alexander Herzen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Alexander Herzen quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This socialism will develop in all its phases until it reaches its own extremes and absurdities. Then once again a cry of denial will break from the titanic chest of the revolutionary minority and again a mortal struggle will begin, in which socialism will play the role of contemporary conservatism and will be overwhelmed in the subsequent revolution, as yet unknown to us.More Alexander Herzen quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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