Israel Zangwill Quotes



Best 19 Quotes by Israel Zangwill

“A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.”

“As soon as you tolerate something, it becomes bearable, and before long it will become common.”

“Dead men hear no tales; posthumous fame is an Irish bull.”

“Every dogma has its day, but ideals are eternal.”

“Everything changes but change.”

“Let us start a new religion with one commandment: Enjoy thyself.”

“Take from me the hope that I can change the future and you will send me mad.”

“The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.”

“You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder.”

Children of the Ghetto Quotes

“No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.”

Children of the Ghetto

“Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan – spoiled.”

Children of the Ghetto

“Selfishness is the only real atheism.”

Children of the Ghetto

The Celibates' Club Quotes

“Editors are constantly on the watch to discover new talents in old names.”

The Celibates' Club

“There never was an age in which so many people were able to write badly.”

The Celibates' Club

The Melting Pot Quotes

“America is God's Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming!”

The Melting Pot

“New York is the great stone desert.”

The Melting Pot

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The Principle of Nationalities Quotes

“It takes two men to make one brother.”

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“You cannot be anything if you want to be everything. But if you are content to be something, you may by analogy be many things.”

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The Voice of Jerusalem Quotes

“The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.”

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