Israel Zangwill Quotes

In how many lives does love really play a dominant part? The average taxpayer is no more capable of the grand passion than of a grand opera. Israel Zangwill

Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan – spoiled. Israel Zangwill

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

America is God’s Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming! Israel Zangwill

It takes two men to make one brother. Israel Zangwill

The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it. Israel Zangwill

You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder. Israel Zangwill

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. Israel Zangwill

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. Israel Zangwill

If the Lord Shaftesbury was literally inexact in describing Palestine as a country without a people, he was essentially correct, for there is no Arab people living in intimate fusion with the country, utilizing its resources and stamping it with a characteristic impress: there is at best an Arab encampment. Israel Zangwill (1920)

Editors are constantly on the watch to discover new talents in old names. Israel Zangwill