35 Inspirational Quotes by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel

Collection of most interesting and famous quotes by Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

Elie Wiesel was a Romanian-born American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He authored 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a Jewish prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.

Best Quotes by Elie Wiesel

Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.

— Elie Wiesel

Look if I were alone in the world I would have the right to choose despair solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.

— Elie Wiesel

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 Wiesel

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.

— Elie Wiesel

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.

— Elie Wiesel

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 Wiesel

Because of indifference one dies before one actually dies.

— Elie Wiesel

Man as long as he lives is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later God wins.

— Elie Wiesel

No one may speak for the dead no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.

— Elie Wiesel

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.

— Elie Wiesel

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 Wiesel

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

— Elie Wiesel

I was very very religious. And of course I wrote about it in ‘Night.’ I questioned God’s silence. So I questioned. I don’t have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith but I question it.

— Elie Wiesel

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession friendship is never anything but sharing.

— Elie Wiesel

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.

— Elie Wiesel

After all God is God because he remembers.

— Elie Wiesel

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 Wiesel

Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.

— Elie Wiesel

I was very very religious. And of course I wrote about it in ‘Night.’ I questioned God’s silence. So I questioned. I don’t have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith but I question it.

— Elie Wiesel

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.

— Elie Wiesel

In Jewish history there are no coincidences.

— Elie Wiesel

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.

— Elie Wiesel

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.

— Elie Wiesel

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.

— Elie Wiesel

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 Wiesel

Some stories are true that never happened.

— Elie Wiesel

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.

— Elie Wiesel

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession friendship is never anything but sharing.

— Elie Wiesel

The opposite of love is not hate it’s indifference.

— Elie Wiesel

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.

— Elie Wiesel

Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures peace is our gift to each other.

— Elie Wiesel

Peace is our gift to each other.

— Elie Wiesel

Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race religion or political views that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.

— Elie Wiesel

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

— Elie Wiesel

Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race religion or political views that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.

— Elie Wiesel

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