Feel inspired and empowered with this collection of Elie Wiesel quotes.
Born on September 30, 1928, Elie Wiesel was a humanist, philosopher and author. He was popularly known to be the lead spokesperson on the Holocaust during the second world war.
After surviving the Nazi death camps during that time, Wiesel wrote the internationally known memoir “Night“. This was followed by two more novels, Dawn in 1961 and Day in 1962. He later became an activist who spoke so strongly against injustice, indifference and persecution.
On July 2, 2016, Elie Wiesel died at the age of 87 in his home in Manhattan.
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.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
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.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.
One person of integrity can make a difference.
Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.
Think higher, feel deeper.
One more stab to the heart, one more reason to hate. One less reason to live.
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.
Love makes everything complicated.
Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow.
Music does not replace words, it gives tone to the words.
Life belongs to man, but the meaning of life is beyond him.
Every question possessed a power that was lost in the answer .
Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately.
To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all.
The sky is so close to the sea that it is difficult to tell which is reflected in the other, which one needs the other, which one is dominating the other.
Life is really fascinated only by death. It vibrates only when it comes in contact with death.
When you listen to a witness, you become a witness.
Each man was his own executioner and his own victim.
We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.
To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.
A man who is fighting for the future of mankind is not waiting for torture, he’s waiting for — the Revolution.
A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent.
A man hates his enemy because he hates his own hate.
The torturer scores a victory over his victim when the latter, in the grip of doubt, begins to torture himself.
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