An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.


William Blake (1757-1827, British poet, painter)


You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can't answer slurs, but I'm here. I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, but he doesn't.


Anita Brookner (1938-, British novelist, art historian)


Now a Jew, in the dictionary, is one who is descended from the ancient tribes of Judea, or one who is regarded as descended from that tribe. That's what it says in the dictionary; but you and I know what a Jew is -- One Who Killed Our Lord. And although there should be a statute of limitations for that crime, it seems that those who neither have the actions nor the gait of Christians, pagan or not, will bust us out, unrelenting dues, for another deuce.


Lenny Bruce (1925-1966, American comedian)


Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact.


Andrea Dworkin (1946-, American feminist critic)


The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.


George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)


Is discord going to show itself while we are still fighting, is the Jew once again worth less than another? Oh, it is sad, very sad, that once more, for the umpteenth time, the old truth is confirmed: "What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews.


Anne Frank (1929-1945, German Jewish refugee, diarist)


I determine who is a Jew.


Karl Lueger


From the outset, the Christian was the theorizing Jew, the Jew is therefore the practical Christian, and the practical Christian has become a Jew again.


Karl Marx (1818-1883, German political theorist, social philosopher)


Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.


Golda Meir (1898-1978, Israeli Prime Minister, 1969-74)


Who hates the Jews more than the Jew?


Henry Miller (1891-1980, American author)


A Jew without Jews, without Judaism, without Zionism, without Jewishness, without a temple or an army or even a pistol, a Jew clearly without a home, just the object itself, like a glass or an apple.


Philip Roth (1933-, American novelist)


A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!


Philip Roth (1933-, American novelist)


The Jews generally give value. They make you pay; but they deliver the goods. In my experience the men who want something for nothing are invariably Christians.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


We found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of woman.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902, American social reformer and women's suffrage leader)


The Jew is neither a newcomer nor an alien in this country or on this continent; his Americanism is as original and ancient as that of any race or people with the exception of the American Indian and other aborigines. He came in the caravels of Columbus, and he knocked at the gates of New Amsterdam only thirty-five years after the Pilgrim Fathers stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock.


Oscar Solomon Straus


Remember then, it is the Lord, your God, who gives you the power to acquire wealth, by fulfilling, as he has now done, the covenant which he swore to your fathers.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Deuteronomy 8:18


Being a Jew is like walking in the wind or swimming: you are touched at all points and conscious everywhere.


Lionel Trilling (1905-1975, American critic)


I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.


Elie Wiesel (1928-, Rumanian-born American writer)


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