Fear doesn't travel well; just as it can warp judgement, its absence can diminish memory's truth. What terrifies one generation is likely to bring only a puzzled smile to the next.
--Arthur Miller, "Why I Wrote 'The Crucible'", The New Yorker, October 21, 1996 

"It's easier to build a peaceful child than to repair a violent adult"
Colman McCarthy

Peace activist and former Washington Post columnist, Colman McCarthy, December 4, 2002. McCarthy, a writer for the Washington Post for 28 years, founded the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington D.C. The center, established in 1982, is a nonprofit group that helps schools establish peace studies curriculum. (Photo by Tim Shaffer/Reuters)

In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
David Ben Gurion


"Courage is ... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared (DBG)

David Ben Gurion

As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land, I was born in one of the cities of the Exile.
Shmuel Y. Agnon