Best Quotes by Sholem Asch (Top 10)

  1. Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
  2. Jesus Christ is to me the outstanding personality of all time, all history, both as Son of God and as Son of Man. Everything he ever said or did has value for us today and that is something you can say of no other man, dead or alive. There is no easy middle ground to stroll upon. You either accept Jesus or reject him.
  3. I love the place; the magnificent books; I require books as I require air.
  4. Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
  5. The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
  6. An illness is like a journey into a far country; it sifts all one's experience and removes it to a point so remote that it appears like a vision.
  7. The sword conquered for a while, but the spirit conquers for ever!
  8. Without a love of humankind there is no love of God.
  9. Through our soul is our contact with heaven.
  10. The heathen spirit is wingless. It cannot lift itself to heights from which the totality of being is visible, and it therefore loses itself in details.