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Shimon Peres Quotes and Sayings

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I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense.
I never knew, but I always learned.
- Shimon Peres

When you have two alternatives, the first thing you
have to do is to look for the third that you didn't think about,
that doesn't exist.
- Shimon Peres

Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.
- Shimon Peres

He taught me literature, and he actually taught me how to read.
He was my personal mentor.
- Shimon Peres

 

Later on, there were some problems with our navy,
so he made me the head of the navy -
all things that I hardly knew anything about.
I was basically an ignorant young man.
- Shimon Peres

We asked the workers to give up 25 percent of their salaries.
Imagine!
We asked the industrialists to freeze all costs,
no matter what the inflation is.
- Shimon Peres

If I tax them, in fact, I'm not taxing the capitalists,
I am taxing the people who have saved,
trusted.
It was very controversial, those sorts of things.
But finally, it worked out.
- Shimon Peres

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I have a brother younger than me.
My mother was a librarian, so from her,
I got the taste to read.
- Shimon Peres

I worked with a group of people who argued day and night -
professors,
officials, the Minister of Finance -
but there were decisions that I had to make.
- Shimon Peres

What should be the future of Israel? Is the land the most important choice,
and for that reason to keep the whole of the land at any cost,
or to have a partition and build the Jewish state on
part of the land? And the other part?
- Shimon Peres

He was the editor of our paper.
He created the publishing house in Hebrew.
He was - I wouldn't say the "guru" -
but really he was our teacher and a most respected man.
I wrote for the paper of the youth movement.
- Shimon Peres

Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl
that later on became my wife.
At that time, we were so naive.
I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx.
I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength
of his criticism about capital.
- Shimon Peres

Now, I learned soon enough, that among the three,
two don't trust the third one - the third one is the government.
Both industry and unions feel the government is a talking
organization and a spending organization.
- Shimon Peres

I joined the army as a private.
I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused.
I preferred to remain a private.
First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks,
and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
- Shimon Peres

That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion.
Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war.
He mobilized me before the war.
The man was a very rare combination between a real
intellectual and a born leader.
There is a contradiction between the two.
- Shimon Peres

I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school.
My main interest was basically history and literature.
Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool.
I was so happy.
- Shimon Peres

They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment,
so I was never under pressure from my parents;
I could do whatever I wanted.
I never had a negative word from them,
nothing whatsoever.
- Shimon Peres

There was one occasion when I was very young -
eight years or seven years old -
that Jewish businessmen went through the forest,
and they were assassinated.
And that was for the first time I saw in our paper
where there were assassinations in our place.
- Shimon Peres

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene PHOTO

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
- John F. Kennedy

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival
skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
- Doug Larson

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
- Albert Einstein

Learning is the beginning of wealth.
Learning is the beginning of health.
Learning is the beginning of spirituality.
Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
- Jim Rohn

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning
greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
- Henry David Thoreau

While I thought that I was learning how to live,
I have been learning how to die.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries,
but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake,
on tiptoe.
- Josh Billings

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true.
It's just learning not to take the first no.
And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
- Cher

We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
- David Brainerd

Learning never exhausts the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Develop a passion for learning.
If you do, you will never cease to grow.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one
of Nature's greatest healers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
- Ambrose Bierce

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
- Isaac Watts

A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics
of his classmates than those of the teacher.
- James S. Coleman

Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions
can you keep it all afloat.
- Audre Lorde

I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life.
- Dick Schaap

Churchill was the canny political animal,
very devious, bursting with energy and determination,
learning as hard as he could.
- Lord Mountbatten

Diligent as one must be in learning,
one must be as diligent in forgetting;
otherwise the process is one of pedantry,
not culture.
- Albert J. Nock

That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass,
and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together -
for me to play bass and for him to play guitar.
- Tom Araya

Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
- Novalis

Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
- Thomas Fuller

Whoso neglects learning in his youth,
loses the past and is dead for the future.
- Euripides

The library is the temple of learning,
and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
- Carl T. Rowan

I'm learning something all the time.
That's the way I want it to go, and that's the way
I'll go until I am no longer on this planet.
- Doris Roberts

Since its founding in 1854, Penn State has proven to
be a leading institution of higher learning.
- Tim Holden

The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning
rests is the inexplicable.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Concerning culture as a process, one would say that
it means learning a great many things and then forgetting them;
and the forgetting is as necessary as the learning.
- Albert J. Nock

Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius...
he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much.
- William Godwin

Responsibility for learning belongs to the student,
regardless of age.
- Robert Martin


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