Eliezer Wiesel

September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016

“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.”

“One person of integrity can make a difference.”

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

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

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

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

“Think higher, feel deeper.”

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

“Indifference is the sign of sickness, a sickness of the soul more contagious than any other.”

“Love makes everything complicated.”

“No human being is illegal.”

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