"Religion is not, at the outset, a refuge of grace and mercy for the despondent and desperate, an enchanted stream for crushed spirits, but a raging, clamorous torrent of man’s consciousness, with all its crises, pangs, and torments. " ~~ Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik
"Whoever lives by Torah, good deeds, humility, and the fear of Heaven, will be saved from doom." ~~ Middrash, Pesikta R. 198a
"There is no sacrifice like heartbreak." ~~ Eleazar of Germiza
"Those who wish it will be redeemed." ~~ Shalom Asch
"The division of Judaism into “Orthodox,” “Conservative,” “Reform,” etc., is artificial. For all Jews have one and the same Torah, given by the one and same G-d, though there are more observant Jews and less observant Jews. To tag on a label does not, of course, change the reality of Jewish essence." ~~ Rebbe Menachem Schneerson
"There is no place where the Divine Presence is not. " ~~ Exodus (Shmot) R.
"The secret of our existence is in our being “a people that dwell alone” [Numbers (Bamidbar) 23:9], a people that believes in the one G-d, and leads a life according to the one Torah, which is eternal and unchangeable. " ~~ Rebbe Menachem Schneerson
"No man is rewarded because God owes it to him, but God grants reward out of His grace." ~~ Moshe Ben Ezra
"God’s salvation may come in the twinkling of an eye." ~~ Sifte Renanot
"Redemption, like a livelihood, must be earned each day. " ~~ Genesis (Bereshit) R.
"The root of the tree is deep in the earth, but a man’s is above; for the soul is his root and it is from heaven." ~~ Judah Low ben Bezalel Maharal
"Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. " ~~ Isaac Bashevis Singer