Quotation by Stefan Zweig

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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