Pope John Paul II quotes

Born
18 May 1920, Wadowice, Poland.

Died
2 April 2005.

Occupation
Pope.

Pope John Paul II was the Pope of the Catholic Church between 1978 – 2005.

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
– Pope John Paul II
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
– Pope John Paul II
I hope to have communion with the people, that is the most important thing.
– Pope John Paul II
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
– Pope John Paul II
Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought and therefore… prove ultimately futile.
– Pope John Paul II
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
– Pope John Paul II
Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men.
– Pope John Paul II
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.
– Pope John Paul II
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
– Pope John Paul II
From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.
– Pope John Paul II
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
– Pope John Paul II
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.
– Pope John Paul II
War is a defeat for humanity.
– Pope John Paul II
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.
– Pope John Paul II
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
– Pope John Paul II
You are our dearly beloved brothers, and in a certain way, it could be said that you are our elder brothers.
– Pope John Paul II
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
– Pope John Paul II
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.
– Pope John Paul II
Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it.
– Pope John Paul II
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.
– Pope John Paul II