Quotations by Israel Zangwill
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Born: Sunday, February 14, 1864
Died: Sunday, August 1, 1926 (62 years old)
A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
(Keywords: Wife, Cleverness, Man)
America is God's Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming!
(Keywords: God, America, Europe)
Everything changes but 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.
(Keywords: Love, Opera, Passion, Play)
It takes two men to make one brother.
(Keywords: Men, Brother)
New York is the great stone desert.
No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.
(Keywords: Christian, Fool, 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.
(Keywords: American, Will)
Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan - spoiled.
Selfishness is the only real atheism; unselfishness the only real religion.
(Keywords: Religion, Atheism, Selfishness)
The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.
(Keywords: Love, First, Sight)
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.
(Keywords: Inspiration, Danger, Glamour, Imitation, Past, Prison, Repetition)