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David Ben Gurion
October 16, 1896 - December 1, 1973
Nationality: Israeli
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: Israeli Statesman

Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.

    Topics: Courage

Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs.


The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations - Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others - were natives of Europe and America.


Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.


Thought is a strenuous art - few practice it, and then only at rare times.


Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.


Suffering makes a people greater, and we have suffered much. We had a message to give the world, but we were overwhelmed, and the message was cut off in the middle. In time there will be millions of us - becoming stronger and stronger - and we will complete the message.


There are eleven million Jews in the world. I don't say that all of them will come here, but I expect several million, and with natural increase I can quite imagine a Jewish state of ten million.


Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.


If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert.


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