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

Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Austrian

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Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come.

When they are preparing for war, those who rule by force speak most copiously about peace until they have completed the mobilization process.

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

The idea of Jewish unity, of a plan, an organization, unfortunately exists only in the brains of Hitler and Streicher.

Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.

There is no sense to a sacrifice after you come to feel that it is a sacrifice.

All roads are good, if they lead to justice.

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

Now I am discovering the world once more. England has widened my horizon.

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.

How terrible this darkness was, how bewildering, and yet mysteriously beautiful!

Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German.

Fate is never too generous even to its favorites. Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.

The free, independent spirit who commits himself to no dogma and will not decide in favor of any party has no homestead on earth.