Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
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!
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.
I don’t know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there’s a good English phrase for it – cold war.
Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.
Being seventy is not a sin.
To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be.