"God's forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that."Jonathan Sacks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."Jonathan Sacks on Mahatma Gandhi
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."Jonathan Sacks on John F. Kennedy
"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."Jonathan Sacks on Bruce Lee
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."Jonathan Sacks on Oscar Wilde
"Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology."
"Religiosity turns out to be the best indicator of civic involvement: it's more accurate than education, age, income, gender or race."
"Britain, relative to the U.S., is a highly secular society. Philanthropy alone cannot fill the gap left by government cutbacks. And the sources of altruism go deep into our evolutionary past."
"Part of the beauty of Judaism, and surely this is so for other faiths also, is that it gently restores control over time. Three times a day we stop what we are doing and turn to God in prayer. We recover perspective. We inhale a deep breath of eternity."
"Some years ago there was a study to discover the most stressful occupation. It turned out not to be the head of a large business, football manager or prime minister, but rather: bus driver."