Moshe Dayan - Quotes

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Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. ---->>>

We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house. ---->>>

To aim and hit, you need one eye only, and one good finger. ---->>>

It was in our power to cause the Arab governments to renounce the policy of strength toward Israel by turning it into a demonstration of weakness. ---->>>

Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. ---->>>

Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice. ---->>>

Soldiers of Israel, we have no aims of conquest. Our purpose is to bring to naught the attempts of the Arab armies to conquer our land. ---->>>

There is no more Palestine. Finished. ---->>>

I have the strength to endure it all. ---->>>

Israel cannot afford to stand against the entire world and be denounced as the aggressor. ---->>>

I have only one eye. Do you want me to look at the road or the at the speedometer. ---->>>

I have traveled a long road from the battlefield to the peace table.

I have traveled a long road from the battlefield to the peace table.

I feel I've lived so long, and went through so much, that all I want is calm and rest. ---->>>

It isn't a secret that my heart is damaged. All the treatments and medications haven't been effective. ---->>>

The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective. ---->>>

Let us not be afraid to see the hatred that consumes the lives of hundreds of thousands of Arabs who sit around us and wait for the moment when their hands will be able to reach our blood. ---->>>

The Old City of Jerusalem is in our hands. ---->>>

If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me, I could not last as a Defense Minister one week. ---->>>

We should demand his blood not from the Arabs of Gaza but from ourselves. Let us make our reckoning today. ---->>>

Who needs such a long intestine, anyway? ---->>>

We are a small nation, but strong. ---->>>

We could not guard every water pipeline from being blown up and every tree from being uprooted. We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an orchard or a family in their beds. ---->>>

It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying.

It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying.

The Jews have opened fire, and they are unready to begin a war. ---->>>

There is not one single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population. ---->>>

It's a democracy and if I am outvoted, I have to accept the majority decisions. ---->>>

Most important, don't do anything you don't want. ---->>>

I don't think we should be a model family living in a model home. ---->>>

I know that plans and reality may be two different things, but I think my demands on life are minimal. ---->>>

After all, we are not children. It's time we planned our life. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Israeli
Born: 05-20, 1915
Birthplace:
Die: 10-16, 1981
Occupation: Soldier
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Moshe Dayan (Hebrew: משה דיין‎‎; 20 May 1915 – 16 October 1981) was an Israeli military leader and politician. He was the second child born on the first kibbutz, but he moved with his family in 1921, and he grew up on a moshav (farming cooperative). As commander of the Jerusalem front in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (1953–58) during the 1956 Suez Crisis, but mainly as Defense Minister during the Six-Day War in 1967, he became to the world a fighting symbol of the new state of Israel (wikipedia)