30 Elie Wiesel Quotes That Will Inspire You

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30 Best Elie Wiesel Quotes

1. “The philosophers are wrong: it is not words that kill, it is silence.” – Elie Wiesel

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2. “Will you join me in hearing the case for keeping weapons from those who preach death to Israel and America?” – Elie Wiesel

3. “Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.” – Elie Wiesel

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4. “One person of integrity can make a difference.” – Elie Wiesel

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5. “We are all teachers, or should be. Anyone who relays experience to another person is a teacher. Not to transmit your experience is to betray it.” – Elie Wiesel

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6. “I write to understand as much as to be understood.” – Elie Wiesel

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7. “Every single human being is a unique human being. And, therefore, it’s so criminal to do something to that human being, because he or she represents humanity.” – Elie Wiesel

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8. “Life is not a fist. Life is an open hand waiting for some other hand to enter it.” – Elie Wiesel

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9. “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

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10. “Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.” – Elie Wiesel

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11. “In the word question, there is a beautiful word – quest. I love that word.” – Elie Wiesel

12. “In the face of suffering, one has no right to turn away, not to see.” – Elie Wiesel

13. “There is much to be done, there is much that can be done… one person of integrity can make a difference.” – Elie Wiesel

14. “Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.” – Elie Wiesel

15. “Once upon a time refugee meant somebody who has a refuge, found a place, a haven where he could find refuge.” – Elie Wiesel

16. “Every moment contains a spark of eternity.” – Elie Wiesel

17. “To forget a Holocaust is to kill twice” – Elie Wiesel

18. “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

19. “For us it’s not easy to be conformist, I cannot stand to be conformist, I don’t accept what it is, I like to say no. If I see an injustice I scream.” – Elie Wiesel

20. “Human beings all change. Not what they are but who they are. We have the power to change what we do with our life and turn it into our destiny.” – Elie Wiesel

21. “What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander.” – Elie Wiesel

22. “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

23. “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness. Not only are we responsible for the memories of the dead, we are responsible for what we do with those memories” – Elie Wiesel

24. “To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all.” – Elie Wiesel

25. “Even in darkness it is possible to create light.” – Elie Wiesel

26. “Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.” – Elie Wiesel

27. “Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” – Elie Wiesel

28. “The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. Indifference creates evil. Hatred is evil itself. Indifference is what allows evil to be strong, what gives it power.” – Elie Wiesel

29. “Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.” – Elie Wiesel

30. “Think higher, feel deeper.” – Elie Wiesel

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