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Nordau, Max

  • Judaism will be Zionist...or Judaism will not be.

  • I am sorry for the blindness of Jews who comfort themselves in the evils that face them now, saying that anti-Semitism is ephemeral and will pass away.  Abandon that hope !

  • Our people had a Herzl. . . but Herzl never had a people.

  • Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice.

  • If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me, and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly.

  • It is well to be alone. It fertilizes the creative impulse.

  • The artist writes, paints, sings or dances the burden of some idea or feeling off his mind.