Jerusalem Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jerusalem quotes, jerusalem sayings, and jerusalem proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Without Jerusalem, the land of Israel is as a body without a soul.     

Elhanan Leib Lewinsky

The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.     

Benjamin Disraeli

Jerusalem is a port city on the shore of eternity.     

Yehuda Amichai

Jerusalem the golden, with milk and honey blessed, beneath thy contemplation sink heart and voice oppressed.     

John Mason Neale

Ten measures of beauty descended to the world, nine were taken by Jerusalem and one by the rest of the world. Jerusalem is a beauty unparalleled.     


One doesn't go to Jerusalem, one returns to it. That's one of its mysteries.     

Elie Wiesel

When a Jew visits Jerusalem for the first time, it is not the first time; it is homecoming.     

Elie Wiesel

In the din and tumult of the age, the still small voice of Jerusalem remains our only music.     

Israel Zangwill

You ought to let the Jews have Jerusalem; it was they who made it famous.     

Winston Churchill

Jerusalem is old, Jerusalem is new, Jerusalem can hold Muslim, Christian, Jew.     

Don McLean

Jerusalem doesn't belong only to Israelis and Palestinians, Muslims and Jews, but to the world.     

A. B. Yehoshua

Jerusalem will always be the capital of Israel, even if someday a peace agreement were to be reached.     

Katie Pavlich

Jerusalem is holy to three religions. You have to respect that.     

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.     

David K. Shipler

Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.     

Barack Obama

Whoever did not see Jerusalem in its days of glory, never saw a beautiful city in their life.     


Jerusalem itself, understand what power is, understand what glory is, understand at all.     

Tim Rice

No city in the world, not even Athens or Rome, ever played as great a role in the life of a nation for so long a time, as Jerusalem has done in the life of the Jewish people.     

David Ben-Gurion

In the din and tumult of the age, the still small voice of Jerusalem remains our only music.     

Israel Zangwill

Jerusalem is united, will never be divided again.     

Yitzhak Rabin

Jerusalem should not tolerate any religious war.     

Reuven Rivlin

The capital of Israel is Jerusalem, no matter what.     

Benny Gantz

Eternity this refers to Jerusalem.