"Jews survived all the defeats, expulsions, persecutions and pogroms, the centuries in which they were regarded as a pariah people, even the Holocaust itself, because they never gave up the faith that one day they would be free to live as Jews without fear."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Jonathan Sacks on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Jonathan Sacks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Jonathan Sacks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Jonathan Sacks on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Jonathan Sacks on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."