14 Inspirational quotes from 14 Israeli personalities

It is always great to get some inspiration from thought leaders. Sometimes, when we feel lost or down, we just need some words of encouragement and wisdom to encourage us and help us look at the brighter side of things.

In Israel words of wisdom or endearment can be given to you by total strangers. When seeing someone look stressed out or upset, many Israelis will not think twice about showering someone with a word of encouragement. Yes, we live in a country where people say what they think, face to face, without hesitation.

Taking that into account, we decided to bring you 11 inspirational quotes from 11 Israeli personalities that come from a variety of different backgrounds and industries. Our goal? Simply, to inspire you. Also, if you feel you want to share one of these Israeli inspirational quotes with your friends and colleagues, go ahead! Never forget that sharing is caring…

Well, it is time to draw a smile on your face, and these inspirational quotes are here to achieve that exact goal.

Get inspired with these beautiful quotes by Israeli personalities

It is said that inspiration can come in many forms and from different sources. Many of us have felt that “aha!” moment when speaking to someone and hearing their wise words fan into flames something in our soul. For that reason, we’ve sourced quotes from Israeli personalities who hail from the world of politics, music, entrepreneurship, poetry and even from the performing arts.

From the world of politics

“To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be.” -Golda Meir, 4th Prime Minister of the State of Israel.

“We should use our imagination more than our memory.” -Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister of Israel, President of Israel, Minister and Nobel Prize Laureate.

“Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.” -David Ben-Gurion, 1st Prime Minister of the State of Israel.

“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul” -Moshe Dayan, Israeli leader and politician.

From the world of literature and intellectuality

“Questions you cannot answer are usually far better for you than answers you cannot question.” -Yuval Noah Harari, Professor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Best-selling author.

“The best way to know the soul of another country is to read its literature.” -Amos Oz, Israeli writer, novelist, journalist, and intellectual.

“We write. How fortunate we are: The world does not close in on us. The world does not grow smaller.” -David Grossman, Israeli author with books that have been translated into more than 30 languages.

“Look, just as time isn’t inside clocks love isn’t inside bodies: bodies only tell the love.” -Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet, considered Israel’s greatest modern poet.

From the world of music and arts

“I am interested in processes of transformation. Sometimes transformation can be sad, violent but also subtle and beautiful.” -Ariel Schlessinger, an Israeli artist living between Berlin and México City.

“I would like the listeners to hear themselves in something they maybe don’t understand completely. Sometimes, distance and language can be a challenge, but music has a way of overcoming these difficulties.” -Idan Raichel, an Israeli musician.

“It is so important for girls and boys to have a strong, female superhero to look up to” -Gal Gadot, Israeli actress.

“You don’t have to fit the normal, standard model of how a person should look, think, talk and create in order to succeed. We’re only here for a minute, we better enjoy the ride.” -Netta Barzilai, Israeli musician. Winner of the Eurovision Music Festival in 2018.

From the world of technology and entrepreneurship

“In the end, I think that people that are not willing to take the risk to fail are not true entrepreneurs.” -Yossi Vardi, Israeli entrepreneur and investor.

“Fall in love with the problem, not the solution.” – Uri Levine, Waze’s Founder.

Learn some Hebrew and meet these personalities!

Which of these quotes was your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.

Israel is a small country and it is very easy to run into famous and relevant people while taking a walk in your very own neighborhood. Can you imagine meeting one of these wonderful people on a normal day of your life in Israel? If you want to talk to them and discuss all your ideas and thoughts about their inspirational quotes, you should learn some Hebrew!

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About the author

Arie Elbelman R.Arie was born and raised in Chile, and immigrated to Israel in his early twenties. He wants to take an active role in the development of this young and smart country. Arie believes that the best way to shape our present and future is to live with more horizontal hierarchies, to smile a whole lot, and to always, always respect each other.

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