"Since Hiroshima and the Holocaust, science no longer holds its pristine place as the highest moral authority. Instead, that role is taken by human rights. It follows that any assault on Jewish life - on Jews or Judaism or the Jewish state - must be cast in the language of human rights."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Jonathan Sacks on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Jonathan Sacks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Jonathan Sacks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Jonathan Sacks on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Jonathan Sacks on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."