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" Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short. "
" We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel. "
" Even paranoids have real enemies. "
" We don't thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient. "
" 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. "
" It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore. "
" We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative. "
" Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that. "
" A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader. "
" 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. "
" Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself. "
" Being seventy is not a sin. "
" Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do. "
" To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man. "
" Don't be humble... you're not that great. "
" We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go. "
" One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. "
" I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war. "
" To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be. "
" I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively. "
" The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals. "
" As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
The Right Thing
" 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. "
" Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. "
" You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. "
" The dog that trots about finds a bone. "
" The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with. "
" 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. "