Alexander Herzen


Alexander Herzen Quotes

  • ''You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.''
    Alexander Herzen (1812-1870), Russian journalist, political thinker. My Past and Thoughts, vol. 2, pt. 5, ch. 41 (1921), trans. by Constance Garnett (1924-1927).
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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 Herzen (1812-1870), Russian journalist, political thinker. My Past and Thoughts, vol. 3, pt. 6, ch. 10 (1921), trans. by Constance Garnett (1924-1927).
  • ''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 Herzen (1812-1870), Russian journalist, political thinker. "Post Scriptum," vol. 2, pt. 5, ch. 38, My Past and Thoughts (1921), trans. by Constance Garnett (1924-1927).
  • ''Never was Catholicism, never were the ideas of chivalry, impressed on men so deeply, so multifariously, as the bourgeois ideas.''
    Alexander Herzen (1812-1870), Russian journalist, political thinker. "Post Scriptum," My Past and Thoughts, vol. 2, pt. 5, ch. 38 (1921), trans. by Constance Garnett (1924-1927).

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