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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)
Erasmus was the light of his century; others were its strength: he lighted the way; others knew how to walk on it while he himself remained in the shadow as the source of light always does. But he who points the way into a new era is no less worthy of veneration than he who is the first to enter it; those who work invisibly have also accomplished a feat.
Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Erasmus of Rotterdam, p. 71, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, Vienna, Austria, Herbert Reichner Verlag (1935).
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