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Pope John Paul II Quotes
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie,
for an excuse is a lie guarded.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world
in which we live.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair.
Freedom consists not in doing what we like,
From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a
deliberate policy that humanity can survive.
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly
knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is
very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and
always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only
remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
I hope to have communion with the people, that is the most important
I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother,
for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be
with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual
gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls,
with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many
different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one.
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened
responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
Science can purify religion from error and superstition.
Social justice cannot be attained by violence.
Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended
to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose
idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that
people close their hearts and become selfish.
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether
the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ
the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the
The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of
the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary
The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable
wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers,
your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.
The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and
the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is
the expression of his personal dignity.
There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you
by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in
the way that you know best.
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and
the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special
way, the servant of the others.
Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on
English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world,
has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted
portion of Christ's vineyard.
Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men.
War is a defeat for humanity.
Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought
and therefore... prove ultimately futile.
What we talked about will have to remain a secret between him and me.
I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know
anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women,
when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against
humanity and society.
You are our dearly beloved brothers, and in a certain way, it could
be said that you are our elder brothers.
You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under
the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest
in the wide field of temporal problems.
You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty.
We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle
of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will
observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.
Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques
that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising
the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
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