Posted by: Martin Fox | July 27, 2009

Elie Wiesel’s message to young people – “Whatever you do in life, think higher and feel deeper.”

Update from Chautauqua Institute in upstate NY… We had the pleasure of attending two discussions at the Chautauqua Institute today with Nobel Peace Laureate, Elie Wiesel. What an amazing man.

More to come on Elie Wiesel’s two talks later this week, but I wanted to get select quotes from Elie’s message to young people onto the blog today.

Peace out – Martin Fox with the Center for Global Leadership.

imagesSelect Elie Wiesel quotes from today’s presentations at the Chautauqua Institute

“To be immoral, is to be indifferent.”

“We always have a choice to stand up for what is right (moral) – or to do nothing (immoral.)”

“Students need to sign petitions to show they are engaged and active – not indifferent.”

And our favorite quote of all… “Whatever you do in life, think higher and feel deeper.”



  1. Elie Wiesel is a model for all of us. He speaks quietly with force and determination. His quotes remind me of a song created by teens in Oakland when my daughter, Mikayla Lev was teaching a class on creativity. The youngsters went to sing at the Bart station. They were told to stop because they did not have a permit. Mikayla went to the police and ask for permission to complete that part of the film the class was producing.

    The police stood watching as the young people finished singing a home grown song with the lyrics “He who remains silent is guilty too”.

    They stopped singing and stood quietly. One of the policemen told the kids to continue singing as long as they chose. Another asked for the lyrics of the song. Several bystanders wanted to support the program by offering financial help.

    The silence was lifted for a part of a summer day.

    Sylvia Lafair, author, “Don’t Bring It to Work”.

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