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Apathy
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Elie Wiesel
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Elie Wiesel
Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote Writing is not like painting where you add. It is not what you put on the canvas that the reader sees. Writing is more like a sculpture where you remove, you eliminate in order to make the work visible. Even those pages you remove somehow remain.
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Engrave this 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.
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-Elie Wiesel
Children
Engrave this Quote Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
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-Elie Wiesel
Despair
Engrave this Quote Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
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-Elie Wiesel
God
Engrave this Quote I rarely speak about God. To God, yes. I protest against Him. I shout at Him. But to open a discourse about the qualities of God, about the problems that God imposes, theodicy, no. And yet He is there, in silence, in filigree.
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-Elie Wiesel
Hope
Engrave this Quote Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
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Immortality
Engrave this Quote Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.
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Knowledge
Engrave this Quote When you see the abyss, and we have looked into it, then what? There isn't much room at the edge -- one person, another, not many. If you are there, others cannot be there. If you are there, you become a protective wall. What happens? You become part of t
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Learning
Engrave this Quote There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you.
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Memory
Engrave this 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.
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-Elie Wiesel
Mistakes
Engrave this Quote I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.
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Mystics, Mysticism
Engrave this 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.
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Neutrality
Engrave this Quote I remember: it happened yesterday, or eternities ago. A young Jewish boy discovered the Kingdom of Night. I remember his bewilderment, I remember his anguish. 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.
I remember he asked his father: Can this be true? This is the twentieth century, not the Middle Ages. Who would allow such crimes to be committed? How could the world remain silent?
And now the boy is turning to me. Tell me, he asks, what have you done with my future, what have you done with your life? And I tell him that I have tried. That I have tried to keep memory alive, that I have tried to fight those who would forget. Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices.
And then I explain to him how na
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-Elie Wiesel, Nobel Acceptance Speech
Peace
Engrave this Quote Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.
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-Elie Wiesel, Nobel lecture, Oslo, December 11, 1986
Racism
Engrave this Quote No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
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Religion
Engrave this 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.
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Responsibility
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Survival
Engrave this Quote I believe that all the survivors are mad. One time or another their madness will explode. You cannot absorb that much madness and not be influenced by it. That is why the children of survivors are so tragic. I see them in school. They don't know how
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Engrave this Quote Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back. There is nothing you can do to such a person because whatever you could do is less than what has already been done to him. We have already paid the price.
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-Elie Wiesel

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