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    There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: soul  victory  spirit 
     
    One more stab to the heart, one more reason to hate. One less reason to live.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: heart  live  hate 
     
    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.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: secret  people  universe 
     
    Think higher, feel deeper.
    — Elie Wiesel
    I shall always remember that smile. From what world did it come from?
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: world  smile 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Elie Wiesel
    For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and, of course, its consequences.
    — Elie Wiesel
    Which is worse? Killing with hate or killing without hate?
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: hate 
     
    Only the guilty are guilty. Their children are not.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: children  child 
     
    I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: right  questions  god  pray  strength 
     
    Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: live  alone  writing  write 
     
    If the only prayer you say throughout your life is "Thank You," then that will be enough.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: prayer 
     
    To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: time 
     
    We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
    — Elie Wiesel
    Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: men  women  suffering  human 
     
    There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: time  fail 
     
    The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: hate 
     
    Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: tomorrow 
     
    I write to understand as much as to be understood.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: write 
     
    In the beginning there was faith- which is childish; trust- which is vain; and illusion - which is 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.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: time  heart  broken 
     
    Music does not replace words, it gives tone to the words
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: music 
     
    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?
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: nature  write 
     
    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.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: people  joy  believe  sorrow  book 
     
    I told him that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it . . .
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: humanity  people  believe  age 
     
    Indifference is the sign of sickness, a sickness of the soul more contagious than any other.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: soul 
     
    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.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: desires  truth  people  memory  ideas 
     
    Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: men  power  exercise 
     
    Whoever survives a test, whatever it may be, must tell the story. That is his duty.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: stories 
     
    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.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: eyes 
     
    He explained to me with great insistence that every question posessed a power that did not lie in the answer.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: power  lies  questions 
     
    I don't want my past to become anyone else's future.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: future  past 
     
    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.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: people  pain  loss  human  illusion 
     
    Which is better, truth that is a lie or the lie that is truth?
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: truth  lies 
     
    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.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: freedom  quality  victim 
     
    Suffering pulls us farther away from other human beings. It builds a wall made of cries and contempt to separate us.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: suffering  human 
     
    Life belongs to man, but the meaning of life is beyond him.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: men  meaning 
     
    Not all games are innocent. Some come dangerously close to cruelty.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: cruelty  games 
     
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    elie wiesel
    Birth    : September 30, 1928
    Death  : July 2, 2016
    Occupation  : Professor