Karen Armstrong (1944~) British author

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There are some forms of religion that are bad, just as there's bad cooking or bad art or bad sex, you have bad religion too. - Karen Armstrong

Surely it's better to love others, however messy and imperfect the involvement, than to allow one's capacity for love to harden. (Through the Narrow Gate) - Karen Armstrong

Now I think one of the reasons why religion developed in the way that it did over the centuries was precisely to curb this murderous bent that we have as human beings. - Karen Armstrong

The family is a school of compassion because it is here that we learn to live with other people. (Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life) - Karen Armstrong

Respect only has meaning as respect for those with whom I do not agree. (A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) - Karen Armstrong

At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France. - Karen Armstrong

If it is not tempered by compassion, and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void.(Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life) - Karen Armstrong

Fundamentalists are not friends of democracy. And that includes your fundamentalists in the United States. - Karen Armstrong

Deeds that seemed unimportant at the time would prove to have been momentous; a tiny act of selfishness and unkindness or, conversely, an unconsidered act of generosity would become the measure of a human life. (Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time) - Karen Armstrong