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Discovering witnesses is just as important as catching criminals. ...
by Simon Wiesenthal

Discovering witnesses is just as important as catching criminals.
- Simon Wiesenthal

The history of man is the history of crimes,
and history can repeat.
So information is a defence.
Through this we can build, we must build,
a defence against repetition.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people:
it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
- Simon Wiesenthal

For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.
- Simon Wiesenthal

 

Justice for crimes against humanity must have no limitations.
- Simon Wiesenthal

The end was surely near.
The Nazis killed you only when you were naked,
because they knew, psychologically, that naked people never resist.
- Simon Wiesenthal

I know I am not only the bad conscience of the Nazis.
I am also the bad conscience of the Jews.
Because what I have taken up as my duty was everybody's duty.
- Simon Wiesenthal

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Violence is like a weed - it does not die even in the greatest drought.
- Simon Wiesenthal

When history looks back, I want people to know that
the Nazis could not kill millions of people with impunity.
- Simon Wiesenthal

The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest
danger threatening mankind.
- Simon Wiesenthal

What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.
- Simon Wiesenthal

There is no denying that Hitler and Stalin are alive today...
they are waiting for us to forget, because this is
what makes possible the resurrection of these two monsters.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Survival is a privilege which entails obligations.
I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Technology without hatred can be a blessing.
Technology with hatred is always a disaster.
- Simon Wiesenthal

For your benefit, learn from our tragedy.
It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews.
It can also be other people.
- Simon Wiesenthal

We know that we are not collectively guilty,
so how can we accuse any other nation,
no matter what some of its people have done,
of being collectively guilty?
- Simon Wiesenthal

God must have been on leave during the Holocaust.
- Simon Wiesenthal

The schools would fail through their silence,
the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through
the denial and silence of the parents.
The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world.
- Thomas Moore

As I've gone along, I felt like I was discovering an
aspect of my voice that I didn't know was there:
an ability to interpret a song in a way that makes it more accessible.
- Tom Wopat

Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering
what average opinion believes average opinion to be.
- John Maynard Keynes

Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering
laws and applying them with thought.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

The film is about Joe discovering who his mother and
father are and his relationship with them,
and the identity crisis he goes through once he finds out who his parents are.
- Christopher Eccleston

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
- Gustave Flaubert

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects,
and discovering other people's weaknesses.
- William Hazlitt

I never read the life of any important person without
discovering that he knew more and could do more than
I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes.
- J. B. Priestley

The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering
how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure
or an effective vaccine for AIDS.
- Philip Emeagwali

It's a discovery of a story when I write a book,
a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering
what's beyond in the darkness,
beyond where you're writing.
- Michael Ondaatje

I approached Red Square three times,
trying to find somewhere to land,
before discovering a wide bridge nearby.
I landed there and taxied into Red Square.
- Mathias Rust

The real pleasure in writing this, for me,
was discovering how little you need.
- Jonathan Franzen

The deeper I get into my life as a musician,
I'm discovering that it becomes less and less about other people,
and more about what I want to do.
And that's a good place to be.
- Billy Corgan

There will always be another group of kids going to college,
drinking beer, and discovering that movie.
Many of them have never even heard of SCTV.
- Rick Moranis

The way one approaches a wilderness story is to fashion a quest -
find something that you are truly interested in finding or discovering.
- Tim Cahill

I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value,
but to have someone else to point out your mistakes
is a shortcut of the process.
- Shelby Foote

Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful
girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
- John Barrymore

Now I am discovering the world once more.
England has widened my horizon.
- Stefan Zweig

In trying to make something new, half the undertaking
lies in discovering whether it can be done.
Once it has been established that it can,
duplication is inevitable.
- Helen Gahagan

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics
and teaching mathematics.
- Simeon Poisson

My first care the following morning was,
to devise some means of discovering the man in the grey cloak.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

That was the big effect Lord of the Rings had on me.
It was discovering New Zealand.
And even more precious were the people-
not at all like the Australians.
- Ian Mckellen

This moment in time, on this tour, you know,
I'm discovering a lot of new things.
And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain,
I can assure you.
- Eric Clapton

The talent for discovering the unique and marketable
characteristics of a product and service is a designer's most valuable asset.
- Primo Angeli

Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people,
and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
- Boris Pasternak

You might like it as a joke or because you liked it then,
but there isn't a whole new generation discovering Wham!.
- Rob Zombie

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical
wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
- Aleister Crowley

Young people discovering their sexuality must know
they walk with a strong tradition and that they are not alone.
They have a right to information without being pressured.
- Jasmine Guy

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience,
of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.
- Eudora Welty

The thrill I got discovering Buster Keaton when I was
growing up was so exciting.
He was one of the greats.
- John Cleese

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew.
Writing a poem is discovering.
- Robert Frost

I believe that acting in any medium is the same thing,
it's discovering the truth in where you are.
- Victor Garber

It was less a literary thing than a linguistic,
philosophical preoccupation...
discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate,
elementary experience.
- Robert Morgan

I think one's sexuality can be the center of life,
and coming out and discovering your sexuality is something
that really can define your existence.
- Mia Kirshner

By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit
of discovering choice places wherein to feed.
- O. Henry

I plan on doing a lot more work on my own,
and discovering and doing more.
- Billy Sheehan

I am rediscovering the whole sexual dimension of life at the age of 86,
really.
And that also means discovering the feminine.
So the whole of this dimension, which I had been seeking for a very long time,
is now sort of opening itself up to me.
- Bede Griffiths

I want them to come away with discovering the music inside them.
And not thinking about themselves as jazz musicians,
but thinking about themselves as good human beings,
striving to be a great person and maybe they'll become a great musician.
- Charlie Haden

The secret of big and revolutionary actions also consists
in discovering the tiny step that is simultaneously a strategic step,
insofar as it entails additional steps in the direction of a better reality.
- Gustav Heinemann

So I set out to study the oxidation system in the potato,
which, if damaged, causes the plant to turn brown.
I did this in the hope of discovering,
through these studies, the key to the understanding of adrenal function.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Certainly one of the more common experiences in the
jazz field is discovering someone new.
Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers,
voyagers.
We want to join in on whatever we hear.
There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.
- Gary Burton

Acting is a very personal process.
It has to do with expressing your own personality,
and discovering the character you're playing through your own experience -
so we're all different.
- Ian Mckellen

Eureka.
- Archimedes - upon discovering the scientific principle
of displacement while on his bathtub.

Likewise, with solar, especially here in California,
we're discovering that the 80 solar farm schemes that
are going forward want to basically bulldoze 1,000 sq. mi.
of southern California desert.
Well, as an environmentalist, we would rather that didn't happen.
- Stewart Brand

You could say that everything the musicians have learned
and known over the years,
all of their technical resources, are in a dialogue
with the things they are discovering every time,
as if it was the first time.
- Fred Frith

Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who,
with such a thought, would not spring from bed,
eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?
- Richard Dawkins

I wanted to show those characters discovering it is
possible to find common ground,
as they make their way through a plotline that I hope
is engrossing enough to keep the reader a willing participant.
- Joan D. Vinge

It has now become a very common sentiment,
that there is some deep and radical wrong somewhere,
and that legislators have proved themselves incapable of discovering,
or, of remedying it.
- Josiah Warren

The writer isn't made in a vacuum.
Writers are witnesses.
The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses
to this terrifying century.
- E. L. Doctorow

He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes
to betray you without witnesses.
- Don J. Manuel

Our religion, then, rests on the credit due to these witnesses.
- Simon Greenleaf


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