Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

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  • When was
    Elie Wiesel born?

    Elie Wiesel was born on Sunday, September 30, 1928

  • Where was
    Elie Wiesel born?

    Elie Wiesel was born in Romania

  • How old is
    Elie Wiesel?

    Elie Wiesel is 91

  • How much is Elie Wiesel worth?

    Elie Wiesel is worth $5 Million


Best Quotes

  • Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.
  • Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
  • Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
  • They were going to die. They knew it, and their last words were I love you. Even in great pain, their last words were of love... People who could have saved themselves and they ran back in to save others instead. If humanity is capable of that, how can I lose hope in humanity?
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