Yitzhak Shamir Quote
“In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.”
Lectures on Ethics: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, translated by Peter Heath, Cambridge University Press, 1997, p. 192 - ISBN: 9780521788045
“Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.”
Divine Songs Attempted in the Easy Language of Children (1715), Song 17: "Love between Brothers and Sisters"
“I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.”
"Trefusis Blasphemes" radio broadcast. Published in: Paperweight (1993)
Afterthoughts (1931 edition)
Born: October 22, 1915 (age 103)
Bio: Yitzhak Shamir was an Israeli politician and the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms, 1983 84 and 1986 1992. Before the establishment of the State of Israel, Shamir was a member of the Irgun, an organisation that was considered a terrorist group by Israel which broke away from the Haganah. He was the country's second longest-serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion.