"Bringing an end to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians may help the young Arab generation to realise their aspirations. Israel is more than willing to offer our experience in building a modern economy in spite of limited resources to the whole region."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Shimon Peres on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Shimon Peres on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Shimon Peres on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Shimon Peres on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Shimon Peres on Mark Twain
"What is wrong with the Iranians in addition to the nuclear bomb? This is the only country on Earth in the 21st century that has renewed imperialistic ambitions. They really want to become the hegemon of the Middle East in an age that gave up imperialism."
"The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality."
"You know who is against democracy in the Middle East? The husbands. They got used to their way of life. Now, the traditional way of life must change. Everybody must change. If you don't give equal rights to women, you can't progress."
"I call on the Iranian people: it is not too late to replace the corrupt regime and return to your glorious Persian heritage, a heritage of culture and values and not of bombs and missiles... How can a nation allow a regime to instill fear, take away the people's freedom and shock the young generation that seeks its way out of the dictatorial Iran."
"I worked with a group of people who argued day and night - professors, officials, the Minister of Finance - but there were decisions that I had to make."
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