David Ben-Gurion - Quotes

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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 not to be feared.

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 not to be feared.

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

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

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism. ---->>>

Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere: from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen... Their faith is their passport. ---->>>

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Israeli
Born: October 16, 1896
Birthplace:
Die: 12-01, 1973
Occupation: Statesman
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David Ben-Gurion (Hebrew: דָּוִד בֶּן-גּוּרִיּוֹן‎‎; pronounced [daˈvɪd ben gurˈjo:n], born David Grün; 16 October 1886 – 1 December 1973) was the primary founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel. Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, which began early in life, led him to become a major Zionist leader and Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization in 1946 (wikipedia)