Stefan Zweig

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Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig

Every wave, regardless of how high and forceful it crests, must eventually collapse within itself.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:13]
In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:28]
In history, the moments during which reason and reconciliation prevail are short and fleeting.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:36]
It would be foolhardy to count on the conscience of the world.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:43]
Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:54]
Now I am discovering the world once more. England has widened my horizon.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:00]
Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:08]
One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:16]
Only the misfortune of exile can provide the in-depth understanding and the overview into the realities of the world.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:25]
The free, independent spirit who commits himself to no dogma and will not decide in favor of any party has no homestead on earth.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:39]
The idea of Jewish unity, of a plan, an organization, unfortunately exists only in the brains of Hitler and Streicher.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:47]
There is no sense to a sacrifice after you come to feel that it is a sacrifice.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:54]
Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German.More Stefan Zweig [07/06/2011 08:07:01]
Hearing, seeing and understanding each other, humanity from one end of the earth to the other now lives simultaneously, omnipresent like a god thanks to its own creative ability. And, thanks to its victory over space and time, it would now be splendidly united for all time, if it were not confused again and again by that fatal delusion which causes humankind to keep on destroying this grandiose unity and to destroy itself with the same resources which gave it power over the elements.More Stefan Zweig [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We live through myriads of seconds, yet it is always one, just one, that casts our entire inner world into turmoil, the second when (as Stendhal has described it) the internal inflorescence, already steeped in every kind of fluid, condenses and crystallizes—a magical second, like the moment of generation, and like that moment concealed in the warm interior of the individual life, invisible, untouchable, beyond the reach of feeling, a secret experienced alone. No algebra of the mind can calculate it, no alchemy of preMore Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are two kinds of pity. One, the weak and sentimental kind, which is really no more than the heart's impatience to be rid as quickly as possible of the painful emotion aroused by the sight of another's unhappiness, that pity which is not compassion, but only an instinctive desire to fortify one's own soul agains the sufferings of another; and the other, the only one at counts, the unsentimental but creative kind, which knows what it is about and is determined to hold out, in patience and forbearance, to the very lMore Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Memory is so corrupt that you remember only what you want to; if you want to forget about something, slowly but surely you do.More Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hadn't had a book in my hands for four months, and the mere idea of a book where I could see words printed one after another, lines, pages, leaves, a book in which I could pursue new, different, fresh thoughts to divert me, could take them into my brain, had something both intoxicating and stupefying about it.More Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All I know is that I shall be alone again. There is nothing more terrible than to be alone among human beings.More Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whatever a woman's reason may say, her feelings tell her the truth.More Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All my life I have been passionately interested in monomaniacs of any kind, people carried away by a single idea. The more one limits oneself, the closer one is to the infinite; these people, as unworldly as they seem, burrow like termites into their own particular material to construct, in miniature, a strange and utterly individual image of the world.More Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only ambition is fired by the coincidences of success and easy accomplishment but nothing is quite as splendidly uplifting to the heart as the defeat of a human being who battles against the invincible superiority of fate. This is always the most grandiose of all tragedies, one sometimes created by a dramatist but created thousands of times by life.More Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Immanuel Kant lived with knowledge as with his lawfully wedded wife, slept with it in the same intellectual bed for forty years and begot an entire German race of philosophical systems.More Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.More Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour.More Stefan Zweig [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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