Elie Wiesel Quotes

40 Elie Wiesel quotes:

"No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night."
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"Peace is not God's gift to his creatures. It is our gift to each other."
Author: Wiesel Quotes Category: Peace Quotes
"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."
"A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent."
"Peace is our gift to each other."
"Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings."
"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."
"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."
"I write to understand as much as to be understood."
"Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world."
"This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century -- solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community in which all members will define themselves not by their own identity but by that of others."
Author: Wiesel Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"Better than one heart be broken a thousand times in the retelling, if it means that a thousand other hearts need not be broken at all."
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"Some stories are true that never happened."
"Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair."
"Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds."
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"Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil."
"Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies."
"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."
Author: Wiesel Quotes Category: Creativity Quotes Indifference Quotes
"That is my major preoccupation /memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it."
Author: Wiesel Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table."

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