Top 1063 Quotes & Sayings by Israeli Authors

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One man's trash is another man's treasure, and the by-product from one food can be perfect for making another.
A people cannot exist if there is no social solidarity.
Political leaders can help change the psychological climate which affects the quality of relationships among people. — © Ehud Olmert
Political leaders can help change the psychological climate which affects the quality of relationships among people.
It's a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.
Throughout our history, our fight for survival and freedom has been empowered by a secret weapon: Our unity.
I do have this belief that we all have a chance to be great, beautiful people based on how we are raised and our surroundings.
Here's the thing, we talk about diversity in the media as if it's some weird artificial construct that we're putting onto these narratives. But it isn't. Our world is not homogenous. It is not all straight or white or able-bodied, or if it is, maybe you should make some new friends. That is not what our world looks like.
A multicultural society does not reject the culture of the other but is prepared to listen, to see, to dialogue and, in the final analysis, to possibly accept the other's culture without compromising its own.
The key to victory lies more in manipulation and cooperation than in exceptional personal skills.
In a democracy, you need to have a strong judicial system. You need freedom of speech, you need art, and you need a free press.
The win-win situation is the basis for America's entire business world. Instead of wasting our time attempting to defeat each other, let's find a way that will make both of us gain and go home satisfied. In Israel, it doesn't work because the only meaning of victory is seeing your rival's body lying trampled on the floor.
In a perfect world, there would be freedom of religion and freedom for all religions to exercise their religion everywhere.
In Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology.
They say in the Middle East a pessimist is simply an optimist with experience. — © Ehud Barak
They say in the Middle East a pessimist is simply an optimist with experience.
Trust your ability!
Every country, every donation is a different case, and there are many cases where NGOs are getting support from foreign countries for good purposes.
There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you'd be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.
If I am in a beautiful place, but I don't like the people, I am miserable.
For one moment, after I left Jerusalem with my family for life in Illinois, I thought that maybe there's still a chance: maybe there are still enough people in Israel who refuse to rule and oppress another nation.
People can choose between the sweet lie or the bitter truth. I say the bitter truth, but many people don't want to hear it.
The right combination is between a free economy and social policy that addresses the needs of society and creates equal opportunity.
Attachment parenting demands not just certain actions you take with your baby but also certain emotional states to accompany those actions.
Attacking innocent people is always obscene.
I'm the son of two Holocaust survivors. As a child, I heard from one of my parents' best friends about living through Mengele's infamous selection process at Auschwitz. He haunted my nightmares.
Doing Good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realisation. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds, positive thinking and affirmative choice of words, feelings and actions, we can enhance goodness in the world.
God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh.
And in this respect, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a tragedy, a clash between one very powerful, very convincing, very painful claim over this land and another no less powerful, no less convincing claim.
You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.
Pastry is different from cooking because you have to consider the chemistry, beauty and flavor. It's not just sugar and eggs thrown together. I tell my pastry chefs to be in tune for all of this. You have to be challenged by using secret or unusual ingredients.
Auschwitz will forever remain the black hole of the entire human history.
I keep saying this, and I truly mean this: I think that when you experience true love, it never really goes away.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
The settlement of the Land of Israel is the essence of Zionism. Without settlement, we will not fulfill Zionism. It's that simple.
I don't walk into the lab in the morning thinking, 'I am a woman, and I will carry out an experiment that will conquer the world.' I am a scientist, not male or female. A scientist.
Sustainable development requires human ingenuity. People are the most important resource.
The most difficult and complicated part of the writing process is the beginning.
Let's set things straight... there are 300 million people living in countries within the Nile basin in horrific economic and security conditions. The $500 that they earn in Israel every month is an annual salary in their countries of origin.
Despite the natural belittling of one's self, the doubts, the insecurities, we have to wake up to the realisation that we all write our own autobiography, we are the authors of our life story. Realising that, write a good story with your life and make sure to write yourself as the protagonist. Be the hero of your journey.
The less people know about 'Paranormal Activity,' the more they enjoy it. — © Oren Peli
The less people know about 'Paranormal Activity,' the more they enjoy it.
I think women are amazing for being able to show what they feel. I admire women who do. I think it's a mistake when women cover their emotions to look tough. I say let's own who we are and use it as a strength.
I'm not a showoff. My happiness comes from very basic and simple things.
I believe in professionalism, less in politicians.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
When I was about 10 years old, the 'Ricki Lake show' aired in Israel, and it was the first time I was exposed to American reality culture.
The problem with our region is that there are areas with oil and too much money, and then there are places such as south Lebanon and the Palestinian territories where there is no work, and instead of developing industry, they become dependent on oil money - this results in extremism.
We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture.
In 2017, there was a sudden recognition of several adverse societal consequences of information technology, from job losses due to automation to manipulation of public opinion, with significant political consequences.
I don't have Facebook or Twitter accounts yet. Being a compulsive storyteller, I always make up for myself discouraging stories about how such accounts will get me into embarrassing and time-consuming situations.
Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.
My job was to produce plutonium that was used for atomic bomb. — © Mordechai Vanunu
My job was to produce plutonium that was used for atomic bomb.
It doesn't matter who has possession, it matters who scores.
I believe that people are fundamentally are decent. And, yes, you will have people that sometimes will misbehave.
Architecture should be rooted in the past, and yet be part of our own time and forward looking.
Globalization means that business strategy and business ethics cannot be separated from each other.
Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.
Biochemistry is the science of life. All our life processes - walking, talking, moving, feeding - are essentially chemical reactions. So biochemistry is actually the chemistry of life, and it's supremely interesting.
There are severe limitations on civil rights. In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.
The enemy resembles us. Therefore, he needs to be approached not as an assembly of 'targets' to be destroyed one by one; but as a living, intelligent entity capable of acting and reacting.
The security fence is reversible. Human lives are irreversible.
Everything is temporary. Everything is bound to end.
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