If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
After all, we are not children. It's time we planned our life.
I know that plans and reality may be two different things, but I think my demands on life are minimal.
Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice.
The Jews have opened fire, and they are unready to begin a war.
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.
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.
A new State of Israel with broad frontiers, strong and solid, with the authority of the Israel Government extending from the Jordan to the Suez Canal.
If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me, I could not last as a Defense Minister one week.
I don't think we should be a model family living in a model home.
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.
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.
I have the strength to endure it all.