Top 50 Elie Wiesel Quotes

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Elie Wiesel was an American writer, political activist, professor, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He authored 57 books. Some of the names of his famous books are: Night, Dawn, The Fifth Son, The Testament, and A Beggar in Jerusalem etc. So here are some of the best Elie Wiesel quotes that will inspire you.

1. “Think higher, feel deeper.” Elie Wiesel

2. “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” Elie Wiesel

3. “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.” Elie Wiesel

4. “Music does not replace words, it gives tone to the words” Elie Wiesel

5. “Love makes everything complicated.” Elie Wiesel

6. “Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow.” Elie Wiesel

7. “No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them” Elie Wiesel

8. “If the only prayer you say throughout your life is “Thank You,” then that will be enough.” Elie Wiesel

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

10“God is God because he remembers.” Elie Wiesel

11. “I feel that books, just like people, have a destiny. Some invite sorrow, others joy, some both.” Elie Wiesel

12. “I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.” Elie Wiesel

13. “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides.” Elie Wiesel

14. “Whoever survives a test, whatever it may be, must tell the story. That is his duty.” Elie Wiesel

15. “I’ve been fighting my entire adult life for men and women everywhere to be equal and to be different. But there is one right I would not grant anyone. And that is the right to be indifferent.” Elie Wiesel

16. “There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.” Elie Wiesel

17. “Peace is our gift to each other.” Elie Wiesel

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

19. “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

20. “I don’t want my past to become anyone else’s future.” Elie Wiesel

21. “Some stories are true that never happened.” Elie Wiesel

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

23. “Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.” Elie Wiesel

24. “Only the guilty are guilty. Their children are not.” Elie Wiesel

25. “Indifference to me, is the epitome of all evil.” Elie Wiesel

26. “No human being is illegal.” Elie Wiesel

27. “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

28. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Wiesel

29. “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

30. “To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” Elie Wiesel

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

32. “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Wiesel

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

34. “Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to life as long as God himself” Elie Wiesel

35. “A man can laugh while he suffers.” Elie Wiesel

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

37. “If I were immersed in constant melancholy, I would not be who I am.” Elie Wiesel

38. “For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and, of course, its consequences.” Elie Wiesel

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

40. “Suffering pulls us farther away from other human beings. It builds a wall made of cries and contempt to separate us.” Elie Wiesel

41. “I told him that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it…” Elie Wiesel

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

43. “Not all games are innocent. Some come dangerously close to cruelty.” Elie Wiesel 

44. “A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent.” Elie Wiesel

45. “And action is the only remedy to indifference, the most insidious danger of all.” Elie Wiesel

46. “Questions outlive the answers.” Elie Wiesel

47. “Life belongs to man, but the meaning of life is beyond him.” Elie Wiesel

48. “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

49. “Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately.” Elie Wiesel

50. “Life is really fascinated only by death. It vibrates only when it comes in contact with death.” Elie Wiesel

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