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    It was like a page torn from a history book, from some historical novel about the captivity of babylon or Spanish Inquisition.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: novel  book  historical 
     
    I learned to trust the threats of enemies before the promises of friends.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: enemies  friends  trust  enemy 
     
    The more we know, the more pain we have. But because we are human beings, this must be. Otherwise we become objects rather than subjects.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: pain  human 
     
    I have one request: may I never use my reason against truth.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: truth 
     
    What is man? Hope turned to dust.No.What is man? Dust turned to hope.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: hope 
     
    No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has escaped the kingdom of night.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: gratitude  night 
     
    Whatever you think in life... think higher and feel deeper.
    — Elie Wiesel
    Man walks the moon but his soul remains riveted to earth. Once upon a time it was the opposite.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: time  men  soul  earth  moon 
     
    We believed in God, trusted in man, and lived with the illusion that every one of us has been entrusted with a sacred spark.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: men  illusion  god  sacred 
     
    I was inspired by the marvelous example of Giacometti, the great sculptor. He always said that his dream was to do a bust so small that it could enter a matchbook, but so heavy that no one could lift it. That's what a good book should be.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: book  dreams  example 
     
    I have tried to keep memory alive... I have tried to fight those who would forget. Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: memory  fight 
     
    Had the situation not been so tragic, we might have laughed.
    — Elie Wiesel
    The darkness enveloped us. All I could hear was the violin and it was as if Juliek's soul had become the bow. He was playing his life...He played that which he would never play again.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: darkness  soul 
     
    Humanity would never tolerate it
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: humanity 
     
    You shouldn't act as a spokesperson for someone who's trying to impose his will on you.
    — Elie Wiesel
    Bite your lips, little brother… Don't cry. Keep your anger, your hate, for another day, for later. The day will come but not now...Wait. Clench your teeth and wait...
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: hate  anger 
     
    You're at the bottom of the mountain. May you climb up without suffering.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: suffering 
     
    Since God is, He is to be found in the questions as well as the answers.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: questions  god 
     
    In those dark times, one rose to the very heights of humanity by simply remaining human.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: humanity  time  human  dark 
     
    For the good of all, I say: Be careful, the brutality of the world must not be more powerful or attractive than love and friendship.
    — Elie Wiesel
    I needed to know that there was such a thing as love and that it brought smiles and joy in its wake.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: joy  smile 
     
    Anything you want to say about God you better make sure you can say in front of a pit of burning babies.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: god 
     
    Holy War is a contradiction of terms...
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: holy  war 
     
    Why is war such an easy option? Why does peace remain such an elusive goal? We know statesmen skilled at waging war, but where are those dedicated enough to humanity to find a way to avoid war
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: humanity  peace  war 
     
    Every nation has its prestigious military academies - or so few of them - that reach not only the virtues of peace but also the art of attaining it? I mean attaining and protecting it by means other than weapons, the tools of war. Why are we surprised whenever war recedes and yields to peace?
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: peace  virtue  military  war 
     
    Be careful with words, they're dangerous. Be wary of them. They begat either demons or angels. It's up to you to give life to one or the other. Be careful, I tell you, nothing is as dangerous as giving free rein to words
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: giving  demon  angel  dangerous 
     
    With every cell of my being and with every fiber of my memory I oppose the death penalty in all forms. I do not believe any civilized society should be at the service of death. I don't think it's human to become an agent of the angel of death.
    — Elie Wiesel
    Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back. There is nothing you can do to such a person because whatever you could do is less than what has already been done to him. We have already paid the price.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: people 
     
    Perhaps fate isn't blind after all. Perhaps it's capable of fantasy, even compassion.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: fantasy  fate  compassion 
     
    Memory is the keyword which combines past with present, past and future.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: future  past  present  memory 
     
    And action is the only remedy to indifference, the most insidious danger of all.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: action  danger 
     
    Only one enemy is worse than despair: indifference. In every area of human creativity, indifference is the enemy; indifference of evil is worse than evil, because it is also sterile.
    — Elie Wiesel
    This day I ceased to plead. I was no longer capable of lamentation. On the contrary, I felt very strong. I was the accuser, God the accused.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: strong  god 
     
    The stars were only sparks of the fire which devoured us. Should that fire die out one day, there would be nothing left in the sky but dead stars, dead eyes.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: star  fire  eyes  sky  die 
     
    Education in the key to preventing the cycle of violence and hatred that marred the 20th century from repeating itself in the 21st century.
    — Elie Wiesel
    I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
    — Elie Wiesel
    Man's strength resides in his capacity and desire to elevate himself, so as to attain the good. To travel step by step toward the heights. And that is all he can do. To reach heaven and remain there is beyond his powers: Even Moses had to return to earth. Is it the same for evil?
    — Elie Wiesel
    Just as there are predatory birds, so there are predatory ideas: I came under their spell… Just as the survivors say that no one will ever understand the victims, what I must tell you is that you will never understand the executioners.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: victim 
     
    Certain things, certain events, seem inexplicable only for a time: up to the moment when the veil is torn aside.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: moment 
     
    Each man was his own executioner and his own victim.
    — Elie Wiesel
    tags: men  victim 
     
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