I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.

Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.

Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys.

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.

Arab sovereignty in Jerusalem just cannot be. This city will not be divided-not half and half not - not - nothing.

It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them.

I dont know why you use a fancy French word like dtente when theres a good English phrase for it-cold war.

Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.

There is no Zionism except the rescue of Jews.

We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon-no alternative.

The dog that trots about finds a bone.

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't

The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight.

Whether women are better than men I cannot say ... but i can say they are certainly no worse.

We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore.

We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.

I'm sure that someday children in schools will study the history of the men [sic] who made war as you study an absurdity. They'll be shocked, just as today we're shocked with cannibalism.

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!

We don't thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.

The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world-no ideals.

It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.

Fashion is an imposition, a rein on freedom.

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.

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.

There's no difference between one's killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It's exactly the same thing, or even worse.

Dont be so humble - you are not that great.

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.

My dear, old age is like an airplane flying in a storm. Once you're in it there's nothing you can do. You can't stop a plane, you can't stop a storm, you can't stop time. So you might as well take it easy, with wisdom.

Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.

Being seventy is not a sin.

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.

There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row.