I swore to never 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.

Elie Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-American novelist, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate.
Nobel Prize acceptance speech (10 Dec 1986)
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