Quotation by Stefan Zweig

We can't forever be spending our lives paying for political follies that never gave us anything but always took from us, and I am content with the narrowest metes and bounds provided I have peace and quiet for work.
Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. letter from Petropolis, Sept. 17, 1941, to his first wife, Friderike. Stefan and Friderike Zweig: Their Correspondence 19121942, p. 332, Hastings House (1954).
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