Favorite Quotations Elie Wiesel Holocaust

"People refuse to listen, to understand, to share." ~ Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

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

Some stories are true that never happened.

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.

Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.

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

Without friends, existence is empty, sterile, pointless. Friendship is even more important in a man's life than love. Love may drive one to kill, friendship never.

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.

Man walks the moon but his soul remains riveted to earth. Once upon a time it was the opposite.

To this day, the words that come most frequently from my lips are 'Thank You.'

In America, compassion for the refugee and respect for the other still have biblical connotations. ~ Parade, 7/4/04

Because I survived, I must do everything possible to help others.