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One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge.
by A. B. Yehoshua

One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge.
Instead, we are creating exclusion between the East
and the West instead of creating bridges;
we are contributing to the conflict between East and
West by our stupid desire to have more.
- A. B. Yehoshua

Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The most difficult and complicated part of the writing
process is the beginning.
- A. B. Yehoshua

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

 

And this is one of the major questions of our lives:
how we keep boundaries,
what permission we have to cross boundaries,
and how we do so.
- A. B. Yehoshua

We must see what in the Israeli identity -
in the Israeli -
we can give to other people rather than speaking so often of taking,
expanding territory.
- A. B. Yehoshua

Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore,
to understand, to describe.
- A. B. Yehoshua

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We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers.
They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission.
But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist
attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a
housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
- A. B. Yehoshua

The question of boundaries is a major question of the
Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries.
They have a sense of identity inside themselves that
doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.
- A. B. Yehoshua

So with truth - there is a certain moment when one can say,
this is the truth and here I put a dot,
a stop, and I go to another thing.
A judge has to put an end to a deliberation.
But for a historian, there's never an end to the past.
It can go on and on and on.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that
you aren't even left with the possibility of taking
revenge or punishing anyone;
the terrorist is killed along with his victims,
his blood mixing with theirs.
- A. B. Yehoshua

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

One service to need heals an ancient wound.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand


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