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A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke,
by Elie Wiesel

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

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- 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

 

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
- Elie Wiesel

Some stories are true that never happened.
- Elie Wiesel

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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.
- 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

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

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

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

That is my major preoccupation, memory,
the kingdom of memory.
I want to protect and enrich that kingdom,
glorify that kingdom and serve it.
- Elie Wiesel

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

In Jewish history there are no coincidences.
- Elie Wiesel

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

Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.
- Elie Wiesel

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

I write to understand as much as to be understood.
- Elie Wiesel

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.
- Elie Wiesel

Man, as long as he lives, is immortal.
One minute before his death he shall be immortal.
But one minute later, God wins.
- 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.
- Elie Wiesel

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.
- Elie Wiesel

Most people think that shadows follow,
precede or surround beings or objects.
The truth is that they also surround words,
ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
- Elie Wiesel

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace,
attain the quality of deeds.
- Elie Wiesel

Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it.
We must protect it by changing the world.
- Elie Wiesel

We have to go into the despair and go beyond it,
by working and doing for somebody else,
by using it for something else.
- Elie Wiesel

Peace is our gift to each other.
- Elie Wiesel

What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge.
It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you
go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
- Elie Wiesel

Because I remember, I despair.
Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
- Elie Wiesel

No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior.
All collective judgments are wrong.
Only racists make them.
- Elie Wiesel

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.
- Elie Wiesel

There is a difference between a book of two hundred
pages from the very beginning,
and a book of two hundred pages which is the result
of an original eight hundred pages.
The six hundred are there.
Only you don't see them.
- Elie Wiesel

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion,
and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
- Elizabeth I

Moreover, in the experimental sciences,
the scientific fraternity must test a new theory to destruction,
if possible.
- Peter D. Mitchell

War is the science of destruction.
- John Abbott

Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling,
and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough
and unbiased investigation.
- Adam Schiff

The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction -
chemical,
biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability -
that threat is real.
- Tony Blair

I feel like I'm witnessing the systematic destruction
of a people's ability to survive.
It's horrifying.
- Rachel Corrie

All share complicity in the destruction of that much
under-rated phenomenon called liberty.
- Barbara Amiel

What good is a writer if he can't destroy literature? And us...
what good are we if we don't help as much as we can in that destruction?
- Julio Cortazar

War can really cause no economic boom,
at least not directly, since an increase in wealth
never does result from destruction of goods.
- Ludwig von Mises

Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.
- Bernard Baruch

When we're talking about technology that involves weapons of mass destruction,
nuclear, chemical or biological weapons,
there has to be an element of preemption.
- John Sununu

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.
- Thomas Moore

The rapid dissemination of technology and information
offers entirely new ways of production,
but it can also bring the spectre of more states developing
weapons of mass destruction.
- Lord Robertson

So one begins to wonder what is going to happen to the human race.
Technology keeps on advancing with greater and greater power,
either for good or for destruction.
- David Bohm

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction,
compared to the tongue of a Gossip.
- Richard Steele

Free nations are peaceful nations.
Free nations don't attack each other.
Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction.
- George W. Bush

Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue -
that blue that will always be there as it is now after
all man's destruction is finished.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue
that the whole world is facing,
and that's habitat destruction.
- Steve Irwin

I was interested in implements of mass destruction -
from an academic point of view.
- Dan Farmer

The alliance should agree...
to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented
by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
- Jose Maria Aznar

No, men and women of the Irish race,
we shall not fight for England.
We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire
and the construction of an Irish republic.
- James Larkin

Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely
to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
- Rebecca West

Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
- Marquis de Sade

Throughout our courtship, Kenny told me that he had
proof that Saddam Hussein was a threat because he possessed
weapons of mass destruction.
I told him, 'You had me at weapons.'
- Renee Zellweger

Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public
Safety mobilized its Operations Center,
headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction.
- Jane D. Hull

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction,
is the first and only object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson

For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic,
bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction.
- Robert Welch

White males are the most responsible for the destruction
of human life and environment on the planet today.
- Robin Morgan

Sometimes power is all a person has,
so they will protect it even unto their own destruction,
for without power they have nothing.
- Bryant H. McGill

Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground,
a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.
- Madeleine L'Engle

The more we are consuming oil that either comes from
places that are bent on our destruction or helping those who are...
the more we are enabling those who are trying to kill us.
- Frank Gaffney

There were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam
Hussein was not involved in the September 11th attack.
- Charles Rangel

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- Aesop

Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction.
It's not 3,000.
It's tens of thousands of innocent men,
women and children.
- Donald Rumsfeld

The world has been gradually reducing its nuclear arsenals.
Testing must stop so that progress on the destruction
of nuclear weapons may begin.
- Jenny Shipley

It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity
for the destruction of all Christianity.
- Michael Servetus

Indeed, the whole human species is endangered,
by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction
which further advances in science are likely to produce.
- Joseph Rotblat


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