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.

— Sholem Asch

The most authentic Sholem Asch quotes that will transform you to a better person

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.


The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.


Youth has the resilience to absorb disaster and weave it into the pattern of its life, no mater how anguishing the thorn that penetrates its flesh.


Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.


Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition of our existence. If the lore of the transmigration of souls is a true one, then these, between their exchange of bodies, must pass through the sea of forgetfulness.


Now, more than any time previous in human history, we must arm ourselves with an ethical code so that each of us will be aware that he is protecting the moral merchandise absent of which life is not worth living.


The best security for old age: respect your children.


If my only tool is a hammer, then every problem is a nail.


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.


Humankind's ladder to God is a ladder of deeds.


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.


Without a love of humankind there is no love of God.


About Sholem Asch

Quotes 20 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Novelist
Birthday October 16

Personality is the gland of creativity.


The sword conquered for a while, but the spirit conquers for ever!


I love the place; the magnificent books; I require books as I require air.


Every dawn renews the Beginning, and to behold the earth struggling out of the formless void, out of the night, is to witness the act of creation.


God does not seek to destroy the evil nations, but their evil.


Jesus Christ is the outstanding personality of our time.

Every act and word of Jesus has value for us. He became the light of the world. Why shouldn't I, a Jew, be proud of that?


Through our soul is our contact with heaven.

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