"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Shimon Peres on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Shimon Peres on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Shimon Peres on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Shimon Peres on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Shimon Peres on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."
"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."