"Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Elie Wiesel on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Elie Wiesel on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Elie Wiesel on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Elie Wiesel on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Elie Wiesel on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"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."