Pope John Paul Ii Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pope john paul ii quotes, pope john paul ii sayings, and pope john paul ii proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The worst prison is a closed heart.      

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Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.     

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The future starts today, not tomorrow.     

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Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.     

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To reach peace, teach peace.     

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Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.     

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A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must git it this soul.     

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The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.     

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War is a defeat for humanity.     

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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.     

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Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.     

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Animals possess a soul and men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren.     

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Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.     

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The future starts today, not tomorrow.     

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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.     

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Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth- in a word, to know himself- so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.     

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To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good. It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop.     

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Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.     

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Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.     

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Violence is a crime against humanity, for it destroys the very fabric of society.     

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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.     

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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.     

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There is no true peace without fairness , truth , justice and solidarity.     

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Solidarity is not a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the misfortunes of so many people, both near and far. On the contrary, it is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good; that is to say to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all.     

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Euthanasia and assisted suicide are never acceptable acts of mercy. They always gravely exploit the suffering and desperate, extinguishing life in the name of the quality of life itself.     

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The legal toleration of abortion or of euthanasia can in no way claim to be based on respect for the conscience of others, precisely because society has the right and the duty to protect itself against the abuses which can occur in the name of conscience and under the pretext of freedom.     

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Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God, since it is the deliberate and morally unacceptable killing of a human person.     

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The choice of euthanasia becomes more serious when it takes the form of a murder committed by others on a person who has in no way requested it and who has never consented to it. The height of arbitrariness and injustice is reached when certain people, such as physicians or legislators, arrogate to themselves the power to decide who ought to live and who ought to die.     

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The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.     

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Through adoration, the Christian mysteriously contributes to the radical transformation of the world and to the sowing of the Gospel. Anyone who prays to the Savior draws the whole world with him and raises it to God. Those who stand before the Lord are therefore fulfilling an eminent service. They are presenting to Christ all those who do not know him or are far from him: they keep watch in his presence on their behalf.     

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