Thursday, August 02, 2012
Golda and Ben Gurion are two of my heroes. That both of them were socialists troubles me a bit, but then most of the time I just overlook that and move on.
They were there when Israel needed them the most and I love and respect their chutzpah and ironclad determination to serve Israel.
In line with that I recently came across some great Jewish proverbs, quotes, what have you. Here they are:
If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.
The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.
What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.
A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.
One old friend is better than two new ones.
One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.
A wise man hears one word and understands two.
"Don't be so humble - you are not that great."
Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.