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.

God made man because He loves stories.

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.

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

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

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

Education in the key to preventing the cycle of violence and hatred that marred the 20th century from repeating itself in the 21st century.

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

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?

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

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.

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.