Abba Eban Quotes

Better to be disliked than pitied.

The Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

His ignorance is encyclopedic

An immigrant society cannot be conservative in its temperment. Significance belongs not to the achievement of today but to the perspectives which today’s experience opens up for tomorrow’s expansion. It is in the construction of new communities that men achieve their highest sense of creativity.

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine to rush into impulsive rejection, let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.

Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today, and longed for them tomorrow.

One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.

You can’t achieve anything without getting in someone’s way.