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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel Holocaust survivor, author; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986
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Education in the key to preventing the cycle of violence and hatred that marred the 20th century from repeating itself in the 21st century.

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I say fear must be followed by hope. Hope you do something about it. It's a call to action.

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God made man because He loves stories.

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I have no doubt that faith is only pure when it does not negate the faith of another. I have no doubt that evil can be fought and that indifference is no option. I have no doubt that fanaticism is dangerous. And of all the books in the world on life, I have no doubt that the life of one person weighs more than them all.

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Man can live far from God -- not outside God. God is wherever we are. Even in suffering? Even in suffering.

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And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor -- never its victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten.

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I've gone everywhere, trying to stop many atrocities: Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia. The least I can do is show the victims that they are not alone. When I went to Cambodia, journalists asked me, What are you doing here? This is not a Jewish tragedy. I answered, When I needed people to come, they didn't. That's why I am here.

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

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Indifference, then, is not only a sin, it is a punishment.

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

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Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.

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

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

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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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Peace is not God's gift to His creatures. It is our gift - to each other.

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

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

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Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.

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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.

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A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent.

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

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I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.

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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.

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Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.

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Some stories are true that never happened.

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