"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Jonathan Sacks on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Jonathan Sacks on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Jonathan Sacks on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Jonathan Sacks on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Jonathan Sacks on Robert Frost
"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."
"Governments cannot make marriages or turn feckless individuals into responsible citizens. That needs another kind of change agent."