One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.
You can’t improve on saying nothing.
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!
Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either.
Zionism and pessimism are not compatible.
I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.
It is not a sin to be seventy but it is also no joke.
There is only one thing I hope to see before I die, and that is that my people should not need expressions of sympathy anymore.
If we have to have a choice between being dead and pitied, and being alive with a bad image, we’d rather be alive and have the bad image.
You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.