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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!

  - Golda MeirTopics: humor Israel
In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.

  - David Ben-GurionTopics: miracles Israel
One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

  - Golda MeirTopics: history Israel
To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.

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

  - Golda MeirTopics: Israel war
In Jewish history there are no coincidences.

  - Elie WieselTopics: history Israel
We have guarded the Book for thousands of years and it has guarded us.

  - David Ben-GurionTopics: history Israel Torah/Bible/Tanach
Three things have charm: a place to its residents, a woman to her husband, a bargain to its customer, and some say, also, the Torah to its students.

  - Talmud, SotaTopics: women business and money Israel marriage Torah/Bible/Tanach
Woe to the man who says 'Peace be upon my soul!' and does not join the community in its hour of trouble.

  - Shevet MusarTopics: Israel peace government
David, King of Israel, lives on for ever!

  - Talmud, Rosh HashanaTopics: Israel death
As earnestly as David prayed that he should not fall into Saul's hands, so prayed he that Saul fall not into his.

  - Yalkut Shim'oniTopics: Israel justice and law Torah/Bible/Tanach
Three things the Lord has kept from His people: the hour of death, the Day of Judgement and the reward of good deeds.

  - Midrash HagadolTopics: Israel death
Israel's salvation will come through prophets, not diplomats.

  - Achad Ha'amTopics: Israel
It is easier to take a Jew out of exile than to take exile out of the Jew.

  - Shemaryahu LevinTopics: Israel wisdom
The exiles will be gathered in only at the price of faith.

  - Talmud, SotaTopics: Israel faith
When Israel is in trouble, the Lord, as it were, is troubled, too.

  - TanchumaTopics: Israel
One people, one Land and one language.

  - Chemda Ben-YehudaTopics: Israel wisdom government
For the Jews the advantage of Hebrew over other languages is that it is the natural garment of Judaism.

  - Achad Ha'amTopics: Israel Torah/Bible/Tanach
Just as the nation creates its own history, so, too, is it created by it.

  - Simon M. DubnovTopics: history Israel
Any man that has a heart will long for homeland more than for his sustenance.

  - Moshe Ben EzraTopics: food and drink Israel
Three things are best beloved by a man: homeland, children, and life.

  - Menashe Ben IsraelTopics: Israel children life
It is not the place that honors its man, but the man that honors his place.

  - Talmud, Ta'anitTopics: Israel wisdom
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding established.

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 24:3Topics: Israel wisdom home and family
A great people cannot live without an ideal.

  - Max NordauTopics: Israel government
Independence is never given to a people, it has to be earned; and, once earned, must be defended.

  - Chaim WeizmannTopics: Israel government
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