Israel Zangwill

1864 - 1926

A Quote by Israel Zangwill on past, inspiration, life, liberation, remembrance, and memories

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 (1864 - 1926)

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A Quote by Israel Zangwill on love

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

Israel Zangwill (1864 - 1926)

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A Quote by Israel Zangwill on life, love, opera, passion, and play

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 (1864 - 1926)

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A Quote by Israel Zangwill on danger, imitation, inspiration, and past

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 (1864 - 1926)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Israel Zangwill on america and god

America is God's Crucible, the greatest Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming! . . . God is making the American.

Israel Zangwill (1864 - 1926)

Source: The Melting Pot, Act I

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A Quote by Israel Zangwill on christianity

Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan - spoiled.

Israel Zangwill (1864 - 1926)

Source: Children of the Ghetto, bk. ii, ch. 6

Contributed by: Zaady

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