Ariel Sharon, Israeli Leader ( February 27, 1928 - )

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The sad and horrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being murdered... This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust and this is the lesson which Auschwitz taught us.~Ariel Sharon

Sad Holocaust Taught

I am 73 years old. I've seen everything. I've met the kings, the queens, the presidents, I've been around the world. I have one thing that I would like to do: to try to reach peace.~Ariel Sharon

Peace I Am World

I'm a friend of Colin Powell. We talk quite often.~Ariel Sharon

Friend Talk Quite

You don't have to be a scared person. I've had so many tragedies. I've managed to withstand things that you may think you cannot tolerate. But I have the strength.~Ariel Sharon

Strength May You

To the citizens of Israel, I say: we have passed difficult years, faced the most painful experiences and overcame them. The future lies before us. We are required to take difficult and controversial steps, but we must not miss the opportunity to try to achieve what we have wished for, for so many years: security, tranquillity and peace.~Ariel Sharon

Future Peace Opportunity

Every leaving of a Jewish community is a most difficult thing.~Ariel Sharon

Community Leaving Jewish

Iran, Libya and Syria are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve.~Ariel Sharon

American Successful Syria

My opinions are aggressive, I admit that. But not my personality. I'm sociable.~Ariel Sharon

Personality Opinions Admit

A lie should be tried in a place where it will attract the attention of the world.~Ariel Sharon

World Lie Place

We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.~Ariel Sharon

Peace People Compromise

Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians.~Ariel Sharon

Peace Conflict See

Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial.~Ariel Sharon

May People Jewish

The strength that I have comes from irrigating the citrus plantation, ploughing in the vineyard, guarding the melon fields at night. I believe that's what gave me the strength.~Ariel Sharon

Strength Night Believe

As long as I'm needed. I'll be ready to serve. I look forward with optimism. We need the Jews here. Move to Israel! Move to Israel!~Ariel Sharon

Optimism Long Forward

Peace should provide security. It should be durable. I'm ready to go far in making painful concessions. But there is one thing I will never make any concessions on and that's the security of the Israeli citizens and the very existence of the state of Israel. The Palestinians are losing time.~Ariel Sharon

Time Peace Security

On April 19 1943, the Bermuda conference gathered, with the participation of representatives from Britain and the United States, in order to discuss saving the Jews of Europe. In fact, the participants did everything in their power to avoid dealing with the problem.~Ariel Sharon

Power Problem Everything

Legitimate steps of self-defence which Israel takes in its war against Palestinian terror - actions which any sovereign state is obligated to undertake to ensure the security of its citizens - are presented by those who hate Israel as aggressive, Nazi-like steps.~Ariel Sharon

War Hate Security

Myself, first of all, I am a Jew. And that is the most important thing for me.~Ariel Sharon

Myself Religion I Am

I believe that Israel is much stronger than many of its leaders.~Ariel Sharon

Believe Stronger I Believe

I am working on the assumption that in the future there will be no Jews in Gaza.~Ariel Sharon

Future I Am Working

The government, under my leadership, will act to implement the rule of law and to maintain the independence of the judicial system, which is one of the pillars of maintaining a democratic system.~Ariel Sharon

Leadership Law Government

A people cannot exist if there is no social solidarity.~Ariel Sharon

People Solidarity Exist

The power of a person derives not from the office he occupies but from a clear sense of direction and aspiration and from a willingness to struggle for his ways and beliefs.~Ariel Sharon

Power Struggle Direction

I have absolute faith in the correctness of my course.~Ariel Sharon

Faith Absolute Correctness

My first love was, and remains, manual labor; sowing and harvesting, the pastures, the flock, and the cattle.~Ariel Sharon

Love First First Love

Expressions of disobedience naturally encourage terrorist organizations and motivate them to intensify their actions.~Ariel Sharon

Encourage Motivate Actions