Stefan Zweig Quotes

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

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

Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life. Stefan Zweig

One never gets to know a person’s character better than by watching his behavior during decisive moments. Stefan Zweig

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. Stefan Zweig

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

The transformation of the impossible into reality is always the mark of a demonic will. The only way to recognize a military genius is by the fact that, during the war, he will mock the rules of warfare and will employ creative improvisation instead of tested methods and he will do so at the right moment. Stefan Zweig

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