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Alexander Herzen
(1812-1870) born on
Apr 06
Russian author. He distrusted governments, was sceptical of western democratic forms, and had great faith in the power of peasants and other ordinary people to organise themselves.
         
   
F
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. . .

R
Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
A
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.
N
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.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: My Past and Thoughts, vol. 3, pt. 6, ch. 10 (1921; tr. by Constance Garnett, 1924-27).
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: My Past and Thoughts, vol. 3, pt. 8, "Miscellaneous Pieces: Swiss Views" (1921; tr. by Constance Garnett, 1924 --27).
N: From the Other Shore, "Epilogue 1849," of the failure of the revolutionary movements in Europe after 1848.
K: My Past and Thoughts, vol. 3, pt. 6, ch. 10 (1921; tr. by Constance Garnett 1924 --7).
   


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