sie [Viennese Jews] verstehen oft so mangelhaft deutsch, dass sie die Fragen weder sprachlich noch geistig auffassen

Kein Stand (ausser etwa der geistliche) wird so oft von ungebildeten Familien benützt, um in den Kreis der Gebildeten mit Hülfe der nächsten Generationen überzutreten, als der ärztliche

Economics cannot claim to be a scientific field if its main the­ories are not subject to empir­ical testing and pos­sible rejection

a congenial intellectual environment, in which many modern linguists would have been seen as what they are – mechanics, not scientists at all

the patient inexhaustible industry, spending itself on the collection of facts, with which we are familiar as the main literary feature of our own time

Philologists lead easy lives!

You don’t know just how many mediocre books publishers put out until you’re unboxing them

To have taken a big part in the publication of these exciting finds, however, will be worth half a dozen doctorates to me, and will be the big bump-up I need for a future chair

a carefully itemized muddle

Wie traurig, dass Goethe nicht so gut hebräisch gewusst hat, wie ich

Professionalism