Quotation by 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. We do not like that kind of immortality, but what is to be done about it?
Alexander Herzen (1812–1870), Russian journalist, political thinker. My Past and Thoughts, vol. 2, pt. 5, ch. 38 (1921), trans. by Constance Garnett (1924-1927).
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