Israel Zangwill Quotes

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.

Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan – spoiled.

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

The Jews are a frightened people. Nineteen centuries of Christian love have broken down their nerves.

It takes two men to make one brother.

The way Bernard Shaw believes in himself is very refreshing in these atheistic days when so many believe in no God at all.

America is God’s crucible, the great melting pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming.

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.