Quotation Explorer - 'Pope John Paul Ii'

...all that is carried alongby the stream's silvery cascade,rhythmically falling from the mountain,carried by its own current--carried where? - Pope John Paul II
Whenever a person is the object of your activity, remember that you may not treat that person as only the means to an end, as in instrument, but must allow for the fact that he or she, too, has or at least should have, distinct personal ends. - Pope John Paul II
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. - Pope John Paul II
The true Christian can nurture a trustful optimism, because he is certain of not walking alone. In sending us Jesus, the eternal Son made man, God has drawn near to each of us. In Christ he has become our travelling companion. - Pope John Paul II
A person is an objective entity, which as a definite subject has the closest contacts with the whole (external) world and is most intimately involved with it precisely because of its inwardness, its interior life. - Pope John Paul II
The Gospel lives in conversation with culture, and if the Church holds back from the culture, the Gospel itself falls silent. Therefore, we must be fearless in crossing the threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place. - Pope John Paul II
A democracy without values easily turns into open or thinly disguised totalitarianism. - Pope John Paul II
Merry Christmas! - Pope John Paul II
He was alone in his wonderment,amoung creatures incapable of wonder--for them it was enough to exist and go their way. - Pope John Paul II
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. - Pope John Paul II
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. - Pope John Paul II
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. - Pope John Paul II
The human being is single, unique, and unrepeatable, someone thought of and chosen from eternity, someone called and identified by name - Pope John Paul II
Learning to think rigorously, so as to act rightly and to serve humanity better. - Pope John Paul II
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. - Pope John Paul II
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth. - Pope John Paul II
There is no dignity when the human dimension is eliminated from the person. In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little. - Pope John Paul II
Know what you are talking about. - 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
~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~ - Pope John Paul II
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create. - Pope John Paul II
Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece. - Pope John Paul II
Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace...Peace will be the last word of history. - Pope John Paul II
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires. - Pope John Paul II
The future starts today, not tomorrow. - Pope John Paul II
Men are like wine-some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. - Pope John Paul II
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