Quotation by 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 organisation. For the latter makes use of violence, the former—of the corruption of the will.
Alexander Herzen (1812–1870), Russian journalist, political thinker. "Omnia Mia Mecum Porto," From the Other Shore (1855).
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