“Certainly, the shedding of blood of a beast could be beneficial to no man.” [But, the offering had to be in the faith that the shedding of blood was an] “imitation, or as a type, or explanation of what was to be offered through the gift of God Himself…” Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 58.
“[This is] the moment at which the terrible machine of vengeance is stopped. And there is a moment of mercy beyond justice that is inexplicable and tremendously beautiful…” Rebecca Goldstein in Bill Moyers: Genesis – A Living Conversation
“Even Mother Teresa had doubts…Her doubt gives me hope; not that my own doubt will go away but that feelings of doubt are not as powerful as a faithful decision to act. I may doubt, but I still pray. I still go to church. I still worship…Doubt is a feeling, but faith chooses to act no matter our feelings.” Marcus Goodyear, “Mother Teresa, CEO Doubt Is Not Despair If You Act,” quoted in Jonathan Sandberg, BYU Magazine, Summer 2014, 55.
“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire people who are kind.” Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972).