Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel Holocaust survivor, author; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986
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Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercies over himself.

Elie Wiesel

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

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There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.

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There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

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They were going to die. They knew it, and their last words were I love you. Even in great pain, their last words were of love... People who could have saved themselves and they ran back in to save others instead. If humanity is capable of that, how can I lose hope in humanity?

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Education in the key to preventing the cycle of violence and hatred that marred the 20th century from repeating itself in the 21st century.

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I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.

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Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.

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Some stories are true that never happened.

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Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.

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And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor -- never its victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten.

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A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent.

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I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.

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Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.

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Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.

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Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.

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No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.

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The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

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Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.

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We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.

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Man can live far from God -- not outside God. God is wherever we are. Even in suffering? Even in suffering.

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The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.

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God made man because He loves stories.

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I've gone everywhere, trying to stop many atrocities: Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia. The least I can do is show the victims that they are not alone. When I went to Cambodia, journalists asked me, What are you doing here? This is not a Jewish tragedy. I answered, When I needed people to come, they didn't. That's why I am here.

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Peace is not God's gift to His creatures. It is our gift - to each other.

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