Shimon Peres, 1923-2016
“Israel is moving from the realm of poetry to the realm of prose.”
“You don’t make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.”
“There are two things that cannot be achieved in life unless you close your eyes a little bit.
And that’s love and peace. If you want perfection you won’t obtain either of them.”
“For me, dreaming is simply being pragmatic.”
“I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense. I never knew, but I always learned.
“The Jews' greatest contribution to history is dissatisfaction! We're a nation born to be discontented.
Whatever exists we believe can be changed for the better.”
“If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.”