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Quotes by Elie Wiesel - (29 quotes)

Elie Wiesel - From the Books category:

Books no longer have the power they once did. Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Children category:

I belong to a tradition that believes that the death of a single child is a blemish on creation... (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Danger category:

In the beginning there was faith - which is childish; trust - which is vain; and illusion - which is dangerous. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Desperation category:

Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Desperation category:

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

Elie Wiesel - From the Editing category:

There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Experience category:

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Friendship category:

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

Elie Wiesel - From the Grace category:

For me, every hour is grace. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Gratitude category:

When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Gratitude category:

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Hope category:

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

Elie Wiesel - From the Immortality category:

Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Light category:

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)

Elie Wiesel - From the Memory category:

Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Mysteries category:

What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Obligation category:

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Opposites category:

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. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Power category:

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Questions category:

I pray to the God within me for the strength to ask Him the real questions. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Questions category:

He explained to me with great insistence that every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Religion category:

Human beings should be held accountable. Leave god alone. He has enough problems. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Religion category:

After all, God is God because he remembers. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Silence category:

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Truth category:

Some stories are true that never happened. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Understanding category:

I write to understand as much as to be understood. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Winning category:

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

Elie Wiesel - From the Words category:

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. (Elie Wiesel)

Elie Wiesel - From the Writing category:

Writing is not like painting where you add. It is not what you put on the canvas that the reader sees. Writing is more like a sculpture where you remove, you eliminate in order to make the work visible. Even those pages you remove somehow remain. (Elie Wiesel)