We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
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.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.
Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
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.
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.
Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.
Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.
I remember, May 1944: I was 15-and-a-half, and I was thrown into a haunted universe where the story of the human adventure seemed to swing irrevocably between horror and malediction.
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