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Israel Zangwill Quotes





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

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

America is God's crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming!... The Real American has not yet arived. He is only in the crucible, Itell you - he will be the fusion of all races, the common superman.
[America]
 

Everything changes but change.
[Change]
 

In how many lives does Love really play a dominant part? The average taxpayer is no more capable of a 'grand passion' than of a grand opera.
[Love]
 

It takes two men to make one brother.
 

New York is the great stone desert.
 

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

No, the real American has not yet arrived. He is only in the Crucible, I tell you - he will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman.
 

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

Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan - spoiled.
 

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
[Selfishness]
 

Selfishness is the only real atheism; unselfishness the only real religion.
 

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

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.