The price we are willing to pay for safety cannot be infinite. It is distasteful to put a price on human life, but the more we spend on safety, the less we will have for our other goals.
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
Even if you walk exactly the same route each time – as with a sonnet – the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet’s health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same.
We cannot put off living until we are ready.
You cannot like the word, but what is happening is an occupation – to hold 3.5 million Palestinians under occupation. I believe that is a terrible thing for Israel and for the Palestinians.
One cannot negotiate under fire.
One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing.