elie wiesel Quotes

There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
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— Elie Wiesel
One more stab to the heart, one more reason to hate. One less reason to live.
tags: heart live hate
— Elie Wiesel
We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph.
tags: secret people universe
— Elie Wiesel
Think higher, feel deeper.
— Elie Wiesel
I shall always remember that smile. From what world did it come from?
tags: world smile
— Elie Wiesel
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.
tags: men women moment political universe race
— Elie Wiesel
For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.
tags: time living future past memory right dangerous
— Elie Wiesel
For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and, of course, its consequences.
tags: memory consequence
— Elie Wiesel
Which is worse? Killing with hate or killing without hate?
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— Elie Wiesel
Only the guilty are guilty. Their children are not.
tags: children child
— Elie Wiesel
I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.
tags: right questions god pray strength
— Elie Wiesel
Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.
tags: live alone writing write
— Elie Wiesel
If the only prayer you say throughout your life is "Thank You," then that will be enough.
tags: prayer
— Elie Wiesel
To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.
tags: time
— Elie Wiesel
We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
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— Elie Wiesel
Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.
tags: men women suffering human
— Elie Wiesel
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
tags: time fail
— Elie Wiesel
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
tags: hate
— Elie Wiesel
Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow.
tags: tomorrow
— Elie Wiesel
I write to understand as much as to be understood.
tags: write
— Elie Wiesel
In the beginning there was faith- which is childish; trust- which is vain; and illusion - which is dangerous.
tags: illusion dangerous
— Elie Wiesel
Better that one heart be broken a thousand times in the retelling, he has decided, if it means that a thousand other hearts need not be broken at all.
tags: time heart broken
— Elie Wiesel
Music does not replace words, it gives tone to the words
tags: music
— Elie Wiesel
Did I write it so as not to go mad or, on the contrary, to go mad in order to understand the nature of madness?
tags: nature write
— Elie Wiesel
Love makes everything complicated.
— Elie Wiesel
I believe it important to emphasize how strongly I feel that books, just like people, have a destiny. Some invite sorrow, others joy, some both.
tags: people joy believe sorrow book
— Elie Wiesel
I told him that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it . . .
tags: humanity people believe age
— Elie Wiesel
Indifference is the sign of sickness, a sickness of the soul more contagious than any other.
tags: soul
— Elie Wiesel
Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
tags: desires truth people memory ideas
— Elie Wiesel
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
tags: men power exercise
— Elie Wiesel
Whoever survives a test, whatever it may be, must tell the story. That is his duty.
tags: stories
— Elie Wiesel
One day when I was able to get up, I decided to look at myself in the mirror on the opposite wall. I had not seen myself since the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me. The look in his eyes as he gazed at me has never left me.
tags: eyes
— Elie Wiesel
He explained to me with great insistence that every question posessed a power that did not lie in the answer.
tags: power lies questions
— Elie Wiesel
I don't want my past to become anyone else's future.
tags: future past
— Elie Wiesel
They are committing the greatest indignity human beings can inflict on one another: telling people who have suffered excruciating pain and loss that their pain and loss were illusions.
tags: people pain loss human illusion
— Elie Wiesel
Which is better, truth that is a lie or the lie that is truth?
tags: truth lies
— Elie Wiesel
What all these victims need above all is to know that they are not alone; that we are not forgetting them, that when their voices are stifled we shall lend them ours, that while their freedome depends on ours, the quality of our freedom depends on theirs.
tags: freedom quality victim
— Elie Wiesel
Suffering pulls us farther away from other human beings. It builds a wall made of cries and contempt to separate us.
tags: suffering human
— Elie Wiesel
Life belongs to man, but the meaning of life is beyond him.
tags: men meaning
— Elie Wiesel
Not all games are innocent. Some come dangerously close to cruelty.
tags: cruelty games
— Elie Wiesel
elie wiesel
Birth    : September 30, 1928
Death  : July 2, 2016
Occupation  : Professor