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Alexander Herzen Quotes and Sayings

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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

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!
- Alexander Herzen

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.
- Alexander Herzen

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.
- Alexander Herzen

 

It is possible to lead astray an entire generation,
to strike it blind, to drive it insane,
to direct it towards a false goal.
Napoleon proved this.
- Alexander Herzen

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

Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
- Alexander Herzen

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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.
- Alexander Herzen

Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and
grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least
is reminiscent of childhood.
- Alexander Herzen

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.
- Alexander Herzen

Liberalism, austere in political trifles,
has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant
protest against the government with a constant submission to it.
- Alexander Herzen

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

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.
- Alexander Herzen

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.
- Alexander Herzen

All religions have based morality on obedience,
that is to say, on voluntary slavery.
That is why they have always been more pernicious than
any political organization.
For the latter makes use of violence,
the former - of the corruption of the will.
- Alexander Herzen

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.
- Alexander Herzen

Slavery is the first step towards civilization.
In order to develop it is necessary that things should
be much better for some and much worse for others,
then those who are better off can develop at the expense of others.
- Alexander Herzen

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz) PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the world there is nothing more
submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong,
nothing can surpass it.
- Lao Tzu

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

Sacrifice everything, and give up nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
- Confucius

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that where there is love, nothing is missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
- Anonymous

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel


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