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quote by Elie Wiesel: No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. with background image: silhouette of person jumping in mid air
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No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: One person of integrity can make a difference. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

One person of integrity can make a difference.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: If I were in the government, I would persuade the prime minister to see the beauty in the fact that people see Israel as a haven -- from their sadness to their hope. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

If I were in the government, I would persuade the prime minister to see the beauty in the fact that people see Israel as a haven -- from their sadness to their hope.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: When language fails, violence becomes a language; I never had that feeling. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

When language fails, violence becomes a language; I never had that feeling.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Language failed me very often, but then, the substitute for me was silence, but not violence. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Language failed me very often, but then, the substitute for me was silence, but not violence.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Historically, I come from Jewish history. I had the classic upbringing in the Yeshiva, learning, learning, and more learning. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Historically, I come from Jewish history. I had the classic upbringing in the Yeshiva, learning, learning, and more learning.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: In any society, fanatics who hate don't hate only me -- they hate you, too. They hate everybody. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

In any society, fanatics who hate don't hate only me -- they hate you, too. They hate everybody.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I never teach the same course twice. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I never teach the same course twice.

--Elie Wiesel

quote by Elie Wiesel: When did I learn the Bible? When I was four or five years old. It's still the pull of my childhood, a fascination with the vanished world, and I can find everything except that world. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

When did I learn the Bible? When I was four or five years old. It's still the pull of my childhood, a fascination with the vanished world, and I can find everything except that world.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: The Bible is not only laws, it's also stories. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

The Bible is not only laws, it's also stories.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I'll tell you what: I believe mysticism is a very serious endeavor. One must be equipped for it. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I'll tell you what: I believe mysticism is a very serious endeavor. One must be equipped for it.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Peace is our gift to each other. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Peace is our gift to each other.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: 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. O… with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

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
quote by Elie Wiesel: In Jewish history there are no coincidences. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

In Jewish history there are no coincidences.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: 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. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

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
quote by Elie Wiesel: In my tradition, one must wait until one has learned a lot of Bible and Talmud and the Prophets to handle mysticism. This isn't instant coffee. There is no instant mysticism. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

In my tradition, one must wait until one has learned a lot of Bible and Talmud and the Prophets to handle mysticism. This isn't instant coffee. There is no instant mysticism.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I write to understand as much as to be understood. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I write to understand as much as to be understood.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I remember, May 1944: I was 15-and-a-half, and I was thrown into a haunted universe where the story of the human adventure seemed to swing irrevocably between horror and malediction. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I remember, May 1944: I was 15-and-a-half, and I was thrown into a haunted universe where the story of the human adventure seemed to swing irrevocably between horror and malediction.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Not to transmit an experience is to betray it. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Sometimes I am asked if I know 'the response to Auschwitz; I answer that not only do I not know it, but that I don't even know if a tragedy of this magnitude has a response. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Sometimes I am asked if I know 'the response to Auschwitz; I answer that not only do I not know it, but that I don't even know if a tragedy of this magnitude has a response.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

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

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

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
quote by Elie Wiesel: Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. with background image: blue sky with stars during night time
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Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: It's clear to me that one can't be Jewish without Israel. Religious or non-religious, Zionist or non-Zionist, Ashkenazi or Sephardic -- all these will not exist without Israel. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

It's clear to me that one can't be Jewish without Israel. Religious or non-religious, Zionist or non-Zionist, Ashkenazi or Sephardic -- all these will not exist without Israel.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I don't like docudramas. Documentaries should not go together with fiction, or half-fiction or quarter-fiction. The two should not go together. They cannot mix. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I don't like docudramas. Documentaries should not go together with fiction, or half-fiction or quarter-fiction. The two should not go together. They cannot mix.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Now, when I hear that Christians are getting together in order to defend the people of Israel, of course it brings joy to my heart. And it simply says, look, people have learned from history. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Now, when I hear that Christians are getting together in order to defend the people of Israel, of course it brings joy to my heart. And it simply says, look, people have learned from history.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

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

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I've given my life to the principle and the ideal of memory, and remembrance. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I've given my life to the principle and the ideal of memory, and remembrance.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: 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. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

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
quote by Elie Wiesel: I will say, with memoir, you must be honest. You must be truthful. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I will say, with memoir, you must be honest. You must be truthful.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

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

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I would like to see real peace and a state of Israel living peacefully alongside a state of Palestine. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I would like to see real peace and a state of Israel living peacefully alongside a state of Palestine.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: 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. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

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
quote by Elie Wiesel: Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in 'Night.' I questioned God's silence. So I questioned. I don't have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I ha… with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in 'Night.' I questioned God's silence. So I questioned. I don't have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

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

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. with background image: blue sky with stars during night time
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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
quote by Elie Wiesel: Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.

--Elie Wiesel

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