“It may be truly said that Mayer Sulzberger was one of the geat men of his generation and of the Jews of all time”, Louis Marshall, life-long friend, declared in a brief estimate of the character and achievements of the great man. “His vast knowledge, humanized by his warm heart, directed by his extraordinary insight and his rare wisdom, and enriched by the originality of his intellect, created a reservoir from which flowed generously ideas that fructified the thoughts of his contemporaries. The potency of influence which he exerted upon hosts of affectionate and faithful disciples is inestimable. He embodied and illustrated every virtue making for good citizenship and the enablement of mankind.
“Loyal to every obligation, gifted with the vision of genuine statesmanship, astounding in his versatility, a lover of learning and a hater of shams, simple and irreproachable in his life, his was a glorious existence.
“His achievements as a lawyer, a judge, a student of literature, a philosopher, a thinker and a builder of institutions, have been so manifold as to defy enumeration. Today we think of him only as one who has attained the highest stage of human perfectability”.
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