Elie Wiesel Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Elie Wiesel quotes, Elie Wiesel sayings, and Elie Wiesel proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

An indifference to suffering makes humans inhuman. Elie Wiesel
Indifference is the sign of sickness, a sickness of the soul more contagious than any other. Elie Wiesel
Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. Elie Wiesel
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of beauty is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, but indifference between life and death. 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
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
The impact of the holocaust on believers as well as unbelievers, on Jews as well as Christians, has not yet been evaluated. Not deeply, not enough. Elie Wiesel
What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander. Elie Wiesel
Every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer. Elie Wiesel
Someone who hates one group will end up hating everyone - and, ultimately, hating himself or herself. Elie Wiesel
One doesn't go to Jerusalem, one returns to it. That's one of its mysteries. Elie Wiesel
When a Jew visits Jerusalem for the first time, it is not the first time; it is homecoming. Elie Wiesel
Certain things, certain events, seem inexplicable only for a time: up to the moment when the veil is torn aside. Elie Wiesel
When you listen to a witness, you become a witness. Elie Wiesel
I understood his bitterness; indeed I envied it. He was losing a friend, and it hurt. Elie Wiesel
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. Elie Wiesel
For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. Elie Wiesel
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win. Elie Wiesel
When my town shall fade into the abyss of time, I will continue to remember the light and the warmth it radiated on Shabbat Elie Wiesel
Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. 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
Insensitivity brings indifference and nothing is worse than indifference. Indifference makes that person dead before the person dies. Elie Wiesel
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. Elie Wiesel
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. Elie Wiesel
With every cell of my being and with every fiber of my memory I oppose the death penalty in all forms. I do not believe any civilized society should be at the service of death. I don't think it's human to become an agent of the angel of death. Elie Wiesel
First we must understand that there can be no life without risk - and when our center is strong, everything else is secondary, even the risks. Thus we best prepare by building our inner strength by sound philosophy, by reaching out to others, by asking ourselves what matters most. Elie Wiesel