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Jonathan Sacks

British,  Clergyman
Total Quotes : 26
Envy Find Ideals

Find people not to envy but to admire. Do not the profitable but the admirable deed. Live by ideals.

- Jonathan Sacks

Forgiveness Failures

God's forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency.

- Jonathan Sacks

Technology Face Cyberspace

Cyberspace can't compensate for real space. We benefit from chatting to people face to face.

- Jonathan Sacks

Doing Wealth Nothing

Follow your passion. Nothing - not wealth, success, accolades or fame - is worth spending a lifetime doing things you don't enjoy.

- Jonathan Sacks

Denial Some Which

True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.

- Jonathan Sacks

Faith One Day Without

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.

- Jonathan Sacks

Die Through Britain

Close to a billion people - one-eighth of the world's population - still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve.

- Jonathan Sacks

Values Euro Another

Stabilizing the euro is one thing, healing the culture that surrounds it is another. A world in which material values are everything and spiritual values nothing is neither a stable state nor a good society. The time has come for us to recover the Judeo-Christian ethic of human dignity in the image of God.

- Jonathan Sacks

Some Discover Prime

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.

- Jonathan Sacks

Trapped Created Build-Up

The build-up of personal and collective debt in America and Europe should have sent warning signals to anyone familiar with the biblical institutions of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, created specifically because of the danger of people being trapped by debt.

- Jonathan Sacks

Book Jewish Introspection

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God's Book of Life.

- Jonathan Sacks

Doing Other Surely

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.

- Jonathan Sacks

Holocaust Meet Most

The Holocaust survivors are among the most inspiring people I have had the privilege to meet.

- Jonathan Sacks

Streets Rather Dashed

What creates freedom? A revolution in the streets? Mass protest? Civil war? A change of government? The ousting of the old guard and its replacement by the new? History, more often than not, shows that hopes raised by such events are often dashed, sooner rather than later.

- Jonathan Sacks

Work Made Achiever

No great achiever - even those who made it seem easy - ever succeeded without hard work.

- Jonathan Sacks

I Think Treatment Very

People are feeling and sensing a return of anti-Semitism - even in Europe, which, seventy years after the Holocaust, is a very scary thing. I think they are feeling that Israel is very isolated and doesn't always get what they see as fair treatment in the European media.

- Jonathan Sacks

Role Jewish Assault

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.

- Jonathan Sacks

Politics Game Stories

The world we build tomorrow is born in the stories we tell our children today. Politics moves the pieces. Education changes the game.

- Jonathan Sacks

Feel Discover Landscapes

Dreams are where we visit the many lands and landscapes of human possibility and discover the one where we feel at home. The great religious leaders were all dreamers.

- Jonathan Sacks

Helping About Larger

In thinking about religion and society in the 21st century, we should broaden the conversation about faith from doctrinal debates to the larger question of how it might inspire us to strengthen the bonds of belonging that redeem us from our solitude, helping us to construct together a gracious and generous social order.

- Jonathan Sacks