Quotation by Alexander Herzen

It must not be thought that the cowardly feeling of caution and uneasy self-preservation is innate in the English character. It is the consequence of a corpulence derived from wealth and of the training of all thoughts and passions for acquisitiveness.
Alexander Herzen (1812–1870), Russian journalist, political thinker. "England," vol. 3, pt. 6, My Past and Thoughts (1921), trans. by Constance Garnett (1924-1927).
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