Facts about David Ben-Gurion

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David Ben-Gurion was a famous Statesman from Israel, who lived between October 16, 1896 and December 1, 1973.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 13 quotes who is written / told by David.

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Famous quotes by David Ben-Gurion (13)


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"Thought is a strenuous art - few practice it, and then only at rare times"
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"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"
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"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"
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"In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles"
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"Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs"
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"Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence"
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"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"
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"Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared"
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"Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist"
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"The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations - Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others - were natives of Europe and America"
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"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"
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"If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert"
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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"


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