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When a person doesn't have gratitude,
by 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

Related topics: Inspirational Live-By Gratitude

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.
- 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

 

Some stories are true that never happened.
- Elie Wiesel

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Jewish history there are no coincidences.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peace is our gift to each other.
- 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

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

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To dream of the person you would like to be
is to waste the person you are.
- Anonymous

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

Difficulties are things that show a person what he is.
- Epictetus

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh


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