Zweig Stefan   QUOTES

  • One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.

  • Every wave, regardless of how high and forceful it crests, must eventually collapse within itself.

  • Only the misfortune of exile can provide the in-depth understanding and the overview into the realities of the world.

  • 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.



  • Time to leave now, get out of this room, go somewhere, anywhere; sharpen this feeling of happiness and freedom, stretch your limbs, fill your eyes, be awake, wider awake, vividly awake in every sense and every pore.

  • In history, the moments during which reason and reconciliation prevail are short and fleeting.

  • It is never until one realizes that one means something to others that one feels there is any point or purpose in one's own existence.

  • Those whom fate has dealt hard knocks remain vulnerable for ever afterwards.

  • Freedom is not possible without authority - otherwise it would turn into chaos and authority is not possible without freedom - otherwise it would turn into tyranny.

  • In chess, as a purely intellectual game, where randomness is excluded, - for someone to play against himself is absurd ... It is as paradoxical, as attempting to jump over his own shadow.


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