Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005. He was elected pope by the second papal conclave of 1978, which was called after Pope John Paul I, who had been elected in August to succeed Pope Paul VI, died after 33 days. Profoundly inspirational Pope John Paul II quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.
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Famous Pope John Paul II Quotes
Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace. Peace will be the last word of history.
Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
War is a defeat for humanity.
Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.
When you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you… provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise, who urges you to shed the masks of a false life, who reads in your heart the choices that others try to stifle, Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives.
I plead with you, never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.
Faith leads us beyond ourselves. It leads us directly to God.
… the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which it soars to the truth.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
Love demands a personal commitment to the will of God.
Do not forget that true love sets no conditions. It does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.
The person who does not decide to love forever will find it very difficult to really love for even one day.
Inspirational Pope John Paul II Quotes
Freedom exists for the sake of love.
A person ‘s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.
It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.
Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.
Pope John Paul II, ‘Love And Responsibility’, 1960.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Love is never defeated.
Let science tell us what and how. Let religion tell us who and why.
Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men.
Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God.
We are all one family in the world.
We must understand that in order ‘to do’, we must first learn ‘to be’, that is to say, in the sweet company of Jesus in adoration.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
Nobody is so poor he has nothing to give, and nobody is so rich he has nothing to receive.
The measure of your success will be the measure of your generosity.
What justifies the existence of any political activity is service to man.
The only way to peace is forgiveness.
The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
There is no true peace without fairness, truth, justice, and solidarity.
It’s better to cry than be angry because anger hurts others while tears flow silently through the soul and cleans the heart.