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In Jewish history there are no coincidences.

  - Elie WieselTopics: history Israel
Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.

  - Elie WieselTopics: Holocaust sin and repentance
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 WieselTopics: Holocaust wisdom
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 WieselTopics: Holocaust
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 WieselTopics: wisdom
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 WieselTopics: faith
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

  - Elie WieselTopics: Holocaust sin and repentance
I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.

  - Elie WieselTopics: books education home and family
Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.

  - Elie WieselTopics: Holocaust life
The act of writing is for me often nothing more than the secret or concious desire to carve words on a tombstone: to the memory of a town forever vanished, to the memory of a childhood in exile, to the memory of all those I loved and who, before I could tell them I loved them, went away.

  - Elie WieselTopics: Holocaust
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 WieselTopics: wisdom faith life
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.

  - Elie WieselTopics: wisdom
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

  - Elie WieselTopics: Holocaust justice and law
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercies over himself.

  - Elie WieselTopics: wisdom
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 WieselTopics: Holocaust
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