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David Ben-Gurion
(1886-1973) born on
Oct 16
Israeli political leader. He was the first prime minister, 1948-53, 1955-63, and defense minister, 1948-53; 1955-63, of Israel.
         
   
F
There are times when an individual feels he should do those things which only can and should be done by the many. There is room for only one Prime Minister, but for those who make the desert bloom there is room for hundreds, thousands and even millions.

R
Thought is a strenuous art -- few practice it, and then only at rare times.
A
In Israel, in order to be realist, you must believe in miracles.
N
It is only in Hebrew that you feel the full meaning of it -- all the associations which a different word has.
K
The test of democracy is freedom of criticism.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Why I Retired to the Desert," in NY Times, p 47, 28 Mar 1954.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
N: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
K: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
   


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