"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."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Elie Wiesel on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Elie Wiesel on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Elie Wiesel on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Elie Wiesel on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Elie Wiesel on Dalai Lama
"Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems."
"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."
"I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason."
"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 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."