Ehud Barak Quotes (5 quotes)
“No, I'm saying even now, if I have to summarize the situation - in one word it's good, in two words, not good.”
Interview with Prime Minister Ehud Barak on ABC News, September 10, 2000
“The Left is acting like a young child, saying 'I want peace'... A child says 'I want candy right away,' an adult takes all of the factors into account and understands who he's dealing with.”
Barak Fights Labor MKs over Goldstone Israel National News, October 26, 2009.
“The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.”
―Thomas B. Macaulay
Earliest attribution found: The Western Honey Bee, Volumes 14-15, State Bee-keepers' Association., 1926, p. 31
“My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.”
As quoted in "Life with Picasso" (McGraw-Hill, 1964) by Françoise Gilot, p. 60. Françoise was the lover of Picasso from 1944 to 1953.
“We need better government, no doubt about it. But we also need better minds, better friendships, better marriages, better communities.”
Think Little - A Continuous Harmony (1972)
“Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers, like the square root of minus one... If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things, which cannot be imagined without it.”
Northern Lights (1995), Ch. 21: Lord Asriel's Welcome
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEhud Barak
Born: February 12, 1942 (age 76)
Bio: Ehud Barak is an Israeli politician who served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2001. He was leader of the Labor Party until January 2011 and holds the posts of Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister in Binyamin Netanyahu's government.