"We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Jonathan Sacks on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Jonathan Sacks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Jonathan Sacks on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Jonathan Sacks on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Jonathan Sacks on Dalai Lama
"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."