I belong to a generation that has often felt abandoned by God and betrayed by mankind. And yet I believe that we must not give up on either… We must choose between the violence of adults and the smiles of children, between the ugliness of hate and the will to oppose it, between inflicting suffering and humiliation on our fellow man and offering him the solidarity and hope he deserves. Or not. I know—I speak from experience—that even in darkness, it is possible to create light and encourage compassion. There it is: I still believe in man in spite of man. — Elie Wiesel, Open Hearts
Wiesel appeared on OWN TV’s Super Soul Sunday program on December 9, 2012.