Elie WieselElie Wiesel, (1928-) Author, Nobel Peace Prize 1986

Elie Wiesel Quote

“Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.”

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~ Elie Wiesel

Ratings and Comments

Brian D. Pickett, Tampa, Florida, USA

To the point, Elie. I would never think that I would find myself in agreement with anything that was uttered by such a lying and manipulative professional "Holocaust survivor" as Elie Wiesel.

john-douglas, nassau

It is regretable so many persona aspire to exercise power over others - espcially those who have no control over themselves.

Anonymous, New York

How very true and poignant.

Raymond Howard, Mentone, Ca.

It is obvious the source of this comment, and it being Fredrich Nietzche as well as existing in Heidiger's Philosophy!

Mike, Norwalk

And then, welcome to Amerika - where the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land replaces such truth with compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity, non-ownership.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

The subject of, the doctrine of , persecution, is the subject of peace, in the simplest way. Never through hate, can one hope to achieve the goal, in the planting of the seed of good conscience. Love of truth bears many scars in sowing good seed. with all humility. then one might be a good steward for the outworking of truth.

E Archer, NYC


Bob, Charlotte

PROBLEM: We ( I ) too often FAIL at exercising that power !
The jails and courts are kept busy, not to mention the innumerable neighborhood relationships and geographical boundary fights that arise ... Why ? BECAUSE we think our "self-power" is not merely sound, but absolute.
I'm glad Elie used the word SHOULD, rather than claiming it as an IS.


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