Quotations by Peres, Shimon


If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact, not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.

Shimon Peres (b. 1923) Polish-Israeli politician, statesman
(Attributed)

Widely attributed to Peres in different sources. Quoted in the Wall Street Journal (7 Feb 2001). Donald Rumsfeld says that Peres made the observation to him.
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Polls are like perfume — nice to smell, dangerous to swallow.

Shimon Peres (b. 1923) Polish-Israeli politician, statesman
In International Herald Tribune (25-26 Jan 2003)
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They think if you sing a song of peace then you will have peace, but you will just become a singer.

Shimon Peres (b. 1923) Polish-Israeli politician, statesman
Interview in The Observer by Conal Urquhart (28 Sep 2003)

On Israel's Leftists. Source article. Quoted elsewhere as, "Many people think that if you sing a song of peace, you have peace. What you have is a concert."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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