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Quotation by Stefan Zweig
Balzac trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1959) Der Kampf mit dem Daemon (The Struggle with the Demon) trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, Insel Verlag (1929) Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday) trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1955) Erasmus of Rotterdam trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, Herbert Reichner Verlag, Vienna, Austria (1935) Erasmus of Rotterdam trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, Vienna, Austria, Herbert Reichner Verlag, (1935)
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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