There are some horrible things happening in our society. But there are also really amazing things and people. We want to be like a lotus in the muddy water. We don't want to be removed from the world, and we don't want to be overcome by the world. To do this, it can be helpful to be rooted in the good. Here are 10 quotes from Nobel Laureate for Peace Elie Wiesel, which I originally found in the Washington Post: http://wpo.st/oj9k1 1. No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them. 2. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. 3. 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. 4. For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. 5. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. 6. Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. 7. 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. 8. Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another. 9. I still believe in man in spite of man. 10. Life is not a fist. Life is an open hand waiting for some other hand to enter it.
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