But God can only smile because only God can know what is coming next.
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God is not upset that Gandhi was not a Christian, because God is not a Christian! All of God's children and their different faiths help us to realize the immensity of God.
Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that's where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.
The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.
I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
I don't think I've ever felt that same kind of peace, the kind of serenity that I felt after acknowledging that maybe I was going to die of this TB.
In many ways, when you're a Nobel peace laureate, you have an obligation to humankind, to society.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?
The minute you got the Nobel Peace Prize, things that I said yesterday, with nobody paying too much attention, I say the same things after I got it - oh! It was quite crucial for people, and it helped our morale because apartheid did look invincible.
My dad used to say, 'Just because you dress up in a coat and tie, it doesn't influence your intelligence.'
It's hard to tell with these Internet startups if they're really interested in building companies or if they're just interested in the money. I can tell you, though: If they don't really want to build a company, they won't luck into it. That's because it's so hard that if you don't have a passion, you'll give up.
I have not supported same-sex marriage. I have supported civil partnerships and contractual relationships.
I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it.
Thankfully, due to the United Kingdom and the commitment of the Westminster government we are able to ensure that money brought in, whether it be from the City of London or from North Sea oil, can be pooled and directed to wherever it is needed most. That is what being in the United Kingdom is all about.
I have no time for those who say there is no way Scotland could go it alone. I know first-hand the contribution Scotland and Scots make to Britain's success - so for me there's no question about whether Scotland could be an independent nation.
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.
Well, just being stupid and politically incorrect doesn't work. You can be politically incorrect if you're smart.
It also allows you to look as though you're not particularly from the present, future or past, either.