"Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire
is that which he exercises over himself."
Elie Wiesel
(1928-) Author, Nobel Peace Prize 1986
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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.
 -- Brian D. Pickett, Tampa, Florida, USA     
    It is regretable so many persona aspire to exercise power over others - espcially those who have no control over themselves.
     -- john-douglas, nassau     
    How very true and poignant.
     -- Anonymous, New York     
    So true
     -- Anonymous, Chicago     
    It is obvious the source of this comment, and it being Fredrich Nietzche as well as existing in Heidiger's Philosophy!
     -- Raymond Howard, Mentone, Ca.     
    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.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- jim k, Austin      
    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.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    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.
     -- Bob, Charlotte     
     -- Mary, MI      
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