Quotes by 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."

"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."

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

"Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere."

"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."


Books by Elie Wiesel

  • Dawn
  • 15,623 ratings
  • March 21st 2006 by Hill and Wang

    (first published 1960)

  • Day
  • 9,347 ratings
  • March 21st 2006 by Hill and Wang

    (first published March 1st 1961)

  • Open Heart
  • 2,066 ratings
  • December 4th 2012 by Knopf
Elie Wiesel
  • Elie Wiesel

  • Date of birth: September 30, 1928
  • Died: July 02, 2016
  • Born: in Sighet, Romania.

  • Description: Eliezer Wiesel was a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He was the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps.

    Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," noting that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps," as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace," Wiesel has delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity.

    On November 30, 2006 Wiesel received an honorary knighthood in London, England in recognition of his work toward raising Holocaust education in the United Kingdom.