Alexander Herzen Quotes


7 Alexander Herzen quotes:



"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."
"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."
Author: Herzen Quotes Category: Absence Quotes Russian Journalist Quotes
"Education at school continues what has been done at home: it crystallizes the optical illusion, consolidates it with book learning, theoretically legitimizes the traditional trash and trains the children to know without understanding and to accept denominations for definitions. Astray in his conceptions, entangled in words, man loses the flair for truth, the taste for nature. What a powerful intellect must you possess, to be suspicious of this moral carbon dioxide and with your head swimming already, to hurl yourself out of it into the fresh air, with which, into the bargain, everyone round is trying to scare you!"
Author: Herzen Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"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!"
Author: Herzen Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes Russian Journalist Quotes
"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."
Author: Herzen Quotes Category: History Quotes Russian Journalist Quotes
"People who have realized that this is a dream imagine that it is easy to wake up, and are angry with those who continue sleeping, not considering that the whole world that environs them does not permit them to wake. Life proceeds as a series of optical illusions, artificial needs and imaginary sensations."
Author: Herzen Quotes Category: Illusion Quotes
"Human development is a form of chronological unfairness, since late-comers are able to profit by the labors of their predecessors without paying the same price."
Author: Herzen Quotes Category: Progress Quotes



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