Quotation by Stefan Zweig

Hearing, seeing and understanding each other, humanity from one end of the earth to the other now lives simultaneously, omnipresent like a god thanks to its own creative ability. And, thanks to its victory over space and time, it would now be splendidly united for all time, if it were not confused again and again by that fatal delusion which causes humankind to keep on destroying this grandiose unity and to destroy itself with the same resources which gave it power over the elements.
Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Sternstunden der Menschheit (Stellar Moments in Human History), p. 208, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1953).
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