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There are victories of the soul and spirit.
by Elie Wiesel

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

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

Some stories are true that never happened.
- Elie Wiesel

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

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

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

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

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.
- 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

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

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

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

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

In Jewish history there are no coincidences.
- 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

Peace is our gift to each other.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself. Only you can live your life.
Only you can taste your victories.
Only you can suffer the sting of your defeats.
Make your own choices, and accept your own consequences -
for better or worse.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

But at the same time you can't assume that making a
difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort
of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
- Angela Davis

Know thy self, know thy enemy.
A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
- Sun Tzu

A revolution can be neither made nor stopped.
The only thing that can be done is for one of several
of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The civil rights movement would experience many important victories,
but Rosa Parks will always be remembered as its catalyst.
- Jim Costa

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good,
but our victories always seem to be temporary and we
keep fighting them over and over again.
- David Suzuki

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves.
There must be contest, and we must win.
- Edward Gibbon

Real victories are those that protect human life,
not those that result from its destruction or emerge from its ashes.
- King Hussein I

It is true we have won all our wars,
but we have paid for them.
We don't want victories anymore.
- Golda Meir

For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
- Plato

Even victors are by victories undone.
- John Dryden

Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord,
not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace,
not those of war.
- William McKinley

There are many victories worse than a defeat.
- George Eliot

The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories,
for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the
floor when the rope breaks,
and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
- Mark Helprin

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
- Michel de Montaigne

Take your victories, whatever they may be,
cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them.
- Mia Hamm

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles
is not the acme of skill.
To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
- Sun Tzu

Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation.
- Thomas Merton

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone
is to beat him at politeness.
- Josh Billings

There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories,
the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains
or sustains at the hands not of another,
but of himself.
- Plato

I mean, I gotta say one of the greatest victories on
that show was when we got picked up for the back nine of the first season,
and they made it a full order.
- Will Arnett

Peace has its victories no less than war,
but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
- Kin Hubbard

Those who know how to win are much more numerous than
those who know how to make proper use of their victories.
- Polybius

The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top
aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
- Bertolt Brecht

We do not rejoice in victories.
We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when
strawberries bloom in Israel.
- Golda Meir

Go forth a conqueror and win great victories.
- Virgil

The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole,
may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces -
in nature,
in society, in man himself.
- Leon Trotsky

The difficulties and struggles of today are but the
price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.
- William J. H. Boetcker

When we went up against teams that were better,
I just hoped that we could steal the victories.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats.
But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
- Richard M. Nixon

I always feel that there are no final victories and no final defeats.
But it's true that America is in a hole right now.
There are a lot of dead fish in the water.
- John Sayles

I think George Allen from Virginia was a distinguished governor,
he's a distinguished senator and head of the Senatorial
Campaign Committee and won some significant victories.
He is a very attractive guy and would make a tremendous president.
- Pat Robertson

Thanks to the heroic sons and daughters of this country,
who have paid sacrifices, we have been able to score
a number of victories which are encouraging the nation-building
process we are engaged in.
- Girma Woldegiorgis


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