Quotation by Stefan Zweig

As one who knows many things, the humanist loves the world precisely because of its manifold nature and the opposing forces in it do not frighten him. Nothing is further from him than the desire to resolve such conflicts ... and this is precisely the mark of the humanist spirit: not to evaluate contrasts as hostility but to seek human unity, that superior unity, for all that appears irreconcilable.
Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Erasmus of Rotterdam, p. 111, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, Herbert Reichner Verlag, Vienna, Austria (1935).
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