"Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Leonard Cohen on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Leonard Cohen 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."Leonard Cohen 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."Leonard Cohen 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."Leonard Cohen on Mahatma Gandhi
"In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress."
"To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself."
"Music is the emotional life of most people."
"We used to play music for fun. Much more than now. Now nobody picks up a guitar unless they're paid for it."
"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."