Quotation by Alexander Herzen

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 (1812–1870), Russian journalist, political thinker. "Epilogue 1849," From the Other Shore (1855).

Of the failure of the revolutionary movements in Europe after 1848.
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