There’s that line of Heraclitus: ‘No man steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.’
It extends the lease on my illusions.”
“I say that ambition is absurd, and yet I remain in its thrall. It’s like being a slave all your life, then learning one day that you never had a master, and returning to work all the same.
Erzberger, as she depicted herself in writing, is morally bold, uncompromised by her epoch, endearing, even inspiring.