Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Quote of the Day (Elie Wiesel, on the Need ‘Never To Be Silent’)

“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. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”—Holocaust survivor, author and moral witness Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 1986

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