"My strength never came from political echelons, it came from the family. And from the fields and the lands and the flowers and everything I see there. My strength came from there."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Ariel Sharon on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Ariel Sharon on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Ariel Sharon on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Ariel Sharon on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Ariel Sharon on Ernest Hemingway
"I cannot say that the attitude of the United Nations always is for the Israeli attitude. Israel, I think, has been under severe attacks by members of the United Nations many times."
"As one who participated in all the wars of the state of Israel, I saw the horror of wars. I saw the fear of wars. I saw my best friends being killed in battles. I was seriously injured twice."
"The ongoing conflict between us has caused heavy suffering to both peoples. The future can and must be different. Both our peoples are destined to live together side by side, on this small piece of land. This reality we cannot change."
"But there's one thing we are not going to compromise at all: when it comes to security of Israeli citizens and the State of Israel, there are not going to be any compromises - not now and not in the future."
"To the citizens of Israel, I say: we have passed difficult years, faced the most painful experiences and overcame them. The future lies before us. We are required to take difficult and controversial steps, but we must not miss the opportunity to try to achieve what we have wished for, for so many years: security, tranquillity and peace."
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