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Top quotes by Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II's top quotes. 'The future starts today, not tomorrow.' '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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The future starts today, not tomorrow.


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.


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


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


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.


The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.


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.


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.


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 it.


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.


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.


From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.


As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.


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


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.


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.


An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.


Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.


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


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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