Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Richard Beer-Hoffmann

Austrian Jewish Dramatist and Poet

"The road is pre-destined, but the way we walk it, the attitude with which we bear our fate, can be of great influence over events."

"He who lives aspires! He who is dead, renounces!"

"For him, there were no empty hours, no hours that were mere bridges spanning to richer ones ahead, and nothing that lay worthless along his path, nothing he could pass by as a stranger. All things had turned their countenances towards him, were there for his sake, and he was incapable of detaching their fate from his own. And more than that, he had only sought himself in all things and in all things only found himself."