Israel Zangwill Quotes.
No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.
Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan – spoiled.
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.
Everything changes but change.
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.
The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.
The way Bernard Shaw believes in himself is very refreshing in these atheistic days when so many people believe in no God at all.
Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
Until mankind heeds the message on the Hebrew trumpet blown, and the faith of the whole world’s people is the faith that is our own.
The law of dislike for the unlike will always prevail. And whereas the unlike is normally situated at a safe distance, the Jews bring the unlike into the heart of every milieu, and must there defend a frontier line as large as the world.
You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder.
Everything changes but change
There never was an age in which so many people were able to write badly.
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.
Take from me the hope that I can change the future and you will send me mad.
Every dogma has its day, but ideals are eternal.
In the din and tumult of the age, the still small voice of Jerusalem remains our only music.