Shimon Peres, distinguished politician, statesman, and Nobel laureate was born on this day in 1923. He served as both prime minister and president of Israel. He was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for his “efforts to create peace in the Middle East.” This week’s Sunday Seven Quotes are from his speeches and his books:
- We should use our imagination more than our memory.
- If you eat three times a day you’ll be fed but if you read three times a day you’ll be wise.
- If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact – not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.
- If an expert says it can’t be done, get another expert.
- When Israel was weak, I worked to make her fierce. Bot once she was strong, I gave my life’s efforts to peace.
- Peace is a purpose – a goal worthy of the chase, while war is a function – born out of necessity.
- You don’t make peace with your friends. You make it with your unsavory enemies.
- It’s not enough to be up to date. We have to be up to-morrow.