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Top Pope John Paul II Quotes Of All Time

Top Pope John Paul II Quotes Of All Time

Here we have compiled a list of 190 best quotes by Pope John Paul II on love, youth, hope, family, forgiveness, the holy spirit, work, and death.

Pope John Paul II (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) in 1978 became the head of the Catholic Church and monarch of the Vatican City State until he died in 2005.

Paul II was the second-longest-serving pope in modern history after Pope Pius IX and the first non-Italian pope. He succeeded John Paul I after being elected through the second papal conclave of 1978.

His work for the ending of columnist rule from his territory, Poland, and other regions of Europe, is appreciable.

Paul II gave his services to improve the Catholic Church’s relations with other religions. His particular emphasis was on the universal call to holiness.

So, after this brief introduction, let’s move to Pope John Paul II’s 190 best and quotes that will definitely fascinate you. Plus, you’ll be able to understand his thoughts on various topics.

Pope John Paul II Famous Quotes

  1. “Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle.” — Pope John Paul II
  2. “War should belong to the tragic past, to history: it should find no place on humanity’s agenda for the future.” — Pope John Paul II
  3. “Peace is not just the absence of war. Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith.” — Pope John Paul II
  4. “Learning to think rigorously, so as to act rightly and to serve humanity better.” — Pope John Paul II
  5. “In the fulfillment of your duties, let your intentions be so pure that you reject from your actions any other motive than the glory of God and the salvation of souls.” — Pope John Paul II
  6. “You must be strong, dear brothers and sisters. You must be strong with the strength that comes from faith.” — Pope John Paul II
  7. “When Sunday loses its fundamental meaning and becomes subordinate to a secular concept of weekend dominated by such things as entertainment and sport, people stay locked within a horizon so narrow that they can no longer see the heavens.” — Pope John Paul II
  8. “Man’s life comes from God: it is his image and imprint, as sharing in his breath of life. God, therefore, is the sole Lord of this life: Man cannot do with it as he wills.” — Pope John Paul II
  9. “In order to see Jesus, we first need to let him look at us!” — Pope John Paul II
  10. “If development is the new name for peace, war and preparations for war are the major enemy of the healthy development of peoples. If we take the common good of all humanity as our norm, instead of individual greed, peace would be possible.” — Pope John Paul II
  11. “By dialogue, we let God be present in our midst, for as we open ourselves to one another, we open ourselves to God.” — Pope John Paul II
  12. “It is manifestly unjust that a privileged few should continue to accumulate excess goods, squandering available resources, while masses of people are living in conditions of misery at the very lowest level of subsistence.” — Pope John Paul II
  13. “Holidays and vacations can help to balance activity with contemplation, haste with more natural rhythms, noise with the heralding silence of peace.” — Pope John Paul II
  14. “Are you capable of risking your life for someone? Do it for Christ.” — Pope John Paul II
  15. “The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons.” — Pope John Paul II
  16. “None of us is alone in this world; each of us is a vital piece of the great mosaic of humanity as a whole.” — Pope John Paul II
  17. “The Eucharist is a priceless treasure: by not only celebrating it but also by praying before it outside of Mass we are enabled to make contact with the very wellspring of grace.” — Pope John Paul II
  18. “I do not hesitate to proclaim before you and before the world that all human life from the moment of conception and through all subsequent stages-is sacred because human life is created in the image and likeness of God.” — Pope John Paul II
  19. “Born and nurtured when the human being first asked questions about the reason for things and their purpose, philosophy shows in different modes and forms that the desire for truth is part of human nature itself.” — Pope John Paul II
  20. “Truth must be the foundation stone, the cement to solidify the entire social edifice.” — Pope John Paul II
  21. “This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops. Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern metropolis.” — Pope John Paul II
  22. “I hope to have communion with the people; that is the most important thing.”
  23. “Friendship, as has been said, consists in a full commitment of the will to another person with a view to that person’s good.” — Pope John Paul II
  24. “That is the dignity of America, the reason she exists, the condition of her survival, yes, the ultimate test of her greatness: to respect every human person, especially the weak and most defenseless ones, those as yet unborn.” — Pope John Paul II
  25. “He was alone in his wonderment, among creature’s incapable of wonder – for them, it was enough to exist and go their way.” — Pope John Paul II
  26. “Today, the scale and horror of modern warfare – whether nuclear or not – makes it totally unacceptable as a means of settling differences between nations. War should belong to the tragic past, to history; it should find no place on humanity’s agenda for the future.” — Pope John Paul II
  27. “Truth can prevail only in virtue of truth itself.” — Pope John Paul II
  28. “Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.” — Pope John Paul II
  29. “You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.” — Pope John Paul II
  30. “Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.” — Pope John Paul II
  31. “Once the truth is denied to human beings, it is pure illusion to try to set them free. Truth and freedom either go together hand in hand or together they perish in misery.” — Pope John Paul II
  32. “On my knees, I beg of you to turn away from the paths of violence and to return to the path of peace. Those who resort to violence always claim that only violence brings about change. You must know there is a political, peaceful way to justice.” — Pope John Paul II
  33. “Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.” — Pope John Paul II
  34. “Men and women will retain their sex in heaven.” — Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II Quotes on Love

  1. “We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of His Son Jesus.” — Pope John Paul II
  2. “Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love.”
  3. “The greater the feeling of responsibility for the person, the more true love there is.” — Pope John Paul II
  4. “Freedom exists for the sake of love.” — Pope John Paul II
  5. “There is no place for selfishness and no place for fear! Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice.” — Pope John Paul II
  6. “Love demands a personal commitment to the will of God.” — Pope John Paul II
  7. “Man cannot live without love. He remains a being that is incomprehensible for himself; his life is senseless if love is not revealed to him if he does not encounter love if he does not experience it and make it his own if he does not participate intimately in it.” — Pope John Paul II
  8. “Open your minds and hearts to the beauty of all that God has made and to His special, personal love for each one of you.” — Pope John Paul II
  9. “The Church imposes nothing; she only proposes, she proposes like a lover to the beloved.” — Pope John Paul II
  10. “Our communal worship at Mass must go together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic adoration in order that our love may be complete.” — Pope John Paul II
  11. “Chastity is a difficult long-term matter; one must wait patiently for it to bear fruit for the happiness of loving kindness which it must bring. But at the same time, chastity is the sure way to happiness.” — Pope John Paul II
  12. “Do not forget that true love sets no conditions; it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.” — Pope John Paul II
  13. “Love consists of a commitment which limits one’s freedom – it is a giving of the self, and to give oneself means just that: to limit one’s freedom on behalf of another.” — Pope John Paul II
  14. “God is Love. We eventually have to ask ourselves the question; why was Love nailed to a cross?” — Pope John Paul II
  15. “Real love is demanding. I would fail in my mission if I did not tell you so. Love demands a personal commitment to the will of God.” — Pope John Paul II
  16. “Allow the light and the healing presence of Christ to shine brightly through your lives. In that way, all those who come in contact with you will discover the loving-kindness of God.” — Pope John Paul II
  17. “Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.” — Pope John Paul II
  18. “From Mary, we learn to surrender to God’s Will in all things. From Mary, we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From Mary, we learn to love Christ her Son and the Son of God!” — Pope John Paul II
  19. “What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return.” — Pope John Paul II
  20. “Darkness can only be scattered by light; hatred can only be conquered by love.” — Pope John Paul II
  21. “A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.” — Pope John Paul II
  22. “Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.” — Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II Quotes on Youth

  1. “Have no fear of moving into the unknown.” — Pope John Paul II
  2. “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
  3. “Is not Jesus pointing to children even as models for grownups?” — Pope John Paul II
  4. “The person who does not decide to love forever will find it very difficult to really love for even one day.” — Pope John Paul II
  5. “Be demanding of the world around you; be demanding first of all with yourselves. Be children of God; take pride in it!” — Pope John Paul II
  6. “You, too, be courageous! The world needs convinced and fearless witnesses. It is not enough to discuss; it is necessary to act!” — Pope John Paul II
  7. “A just wage for the worker is the ultimate test of whether any economic system is functioning justly.” — Pope John Paul II
  8. “Each individual, in fact, has moral responsibility for the acts which he personally performs; no one can be exempted from this responsibility, and on the basis of it everyone will be judged by God himself.” — Pope John Paul II
  9. “Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men.” — Pope John Paul II
  10. “Know what you are talking about.” — Pope John Paul II
  11. “We are the people of life, because God, in His unconditional love, has given us the Gospel of Life, and we are called to act accordingly.” — Pope John Paul II
  12. “Love is a constant challenge, thrown to us by God.” — Pope John Paul II
  13. “An important day in a young person’s life is the day on which he becomes convinced that Christ is the only Friend who will not disappoint him, on which he can always count.” — Pope John Paul II
  14. “Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are.” — Pope John Paul II
  15. “Take heart, young people! Christ is calling you, and the world awaits you! Remember the Kingdom of God needs your generous and complete dedication.” — Pope John Paul II
  16. “We can pray perfectly when we are out in the mountains or on a lake, and we feel at one with nature. Nature speaks for us or rather speaks to us. We pray perfectly.” — Pope John Paul II
  17. “The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love.” — Pope John Paul II
  18. “The most profound and serious indication of the moral implications underlying the ecological problem is the lack of respect for life evident in many of the patterns of environmental pollution.” — Pope John Paul II
  19. “Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends

Pope John Paul II Quotes on Hope

  1. “I plead with you – never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.” — Pope John Paul II
  2. “I hope that your example attracts many souls to the adoration of Jesus Christ who is present on the altar to be of comfort and hope to those who confide in him with faith and love; they look on him as the Emmanuel, God with us, who wished to dwell amongst us: his heart in our heart.” — Pope John Paul II
  3. “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
  4. “Apart from the mercy of God, there is no other source of hope for mankind.” — Pope John Paul II
  5. “When our whole life is one faith, hope, love, prayer, and silence, a consecrated life always bound up in the Eucharist, then the ‘urge’ towards God springs…” — Pope John Paul II
  6. “I hope that this form of Adoration, with permanent exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, will continue into the future. Specifically, I hope that the fruit of this Congress results in the establishment of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in all parishes and Christian communities throughout the world.” — Pope John Paul II
  7.  “A nation that destroys its own people is a nation without hope.” — Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II Quotes on Family

  1. “The Family that prays together stays together.” — Pope John Paul II
  2. “We are all one family in the world. Building a community that empowers everyone to attain their full potential through each of us respecting each other’s dignity, rights and responsibilities makes the world a better place to live.” — Pope John Paul II
  3. “The sickness of a family member, friend or neighbor is a call to Christians to demonstrate true compassion, that gentle and persevering sharing in another’s pain.” — Pope John Paul II
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “Every effort to make society sensitive to the importance of the family is a great service to humanity.” — Pope John Paul II
  7. “In the newborn child is realized the common good of the family.” — Pope John Paul II
  8. “The greatest gift you can give your child is another sibling.” — Pope John Paul II
  9. “The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family.” — Pope John Paul II
  10. “Yes, the civilization of love is possible; it is not a utopia. But it is only possible by a constant and ready reference to the “Father from whom all fatherhood and motherhood on earth is named,” from whom every human family comes.” — Pope John Paul II
  11. “How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening.” — Pope John Paul II
  12. “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
  13. “In the life of husband and wife together, fatherhood and motherhood represent such a sublime “novelty” and richness as can only be approached “on one’s knees”.” — Pope John Paul II
  14. “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” — Pope John Paul II
  15. “St. Joseph was a just man, a tireless worker, the upright guardian of those entrusted to his care. May he always guard, protect and enlighten families.” — Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II Quotes on Forgiveness

  1. “There is no peace without justice and no justice without forgiveness.” — Pope John Paul II
  2. “The only way to peace is forgiveness.” — Pope John Paul II
  3. “The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being.” — Pope John Paul II
  4. “Hands are the heart’s landscape.” — Pope John Paul II
  5. “The worst prison would be a closed heart.” — Pope John Paul II
  6. “Never again, war. Never again hatred and intolerance.” — Pope John Paul II
  7. “Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against the natural instinct to pay back evil with evil.” — Pope John Paul II
  8. “The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.” — Pope John Paul II
  9. “To humanity, which sometimes seems to be lost and dominated by the power of evil, selfishness, and fear, the risen Lord gives the gift of His love which forgives, reconciles and reopens the soul to hope.” — Pope John Paul II
  10. “Opting for peace does not mean a passive acquiescence to evil or compromise of principle. It demands an active struggle against hatred, oppression, and disunity, but not by using methods of violence. Building peace requires creative and courageous action.” — Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II Quotes on Holy Spirit

  1. “Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.” — Pope John Paul II
  2. “Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors to Christ.” — Pope John Paul II
  3. “Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth.” — Pope John Paul II
  4. “If He asks much of you, it is because He knows you can give much.” — Pope John Paul II
  5. “Holiness is not reserved for a small number of exceptional persons. It is for everyone. It is the Lord who brings us to holiness when we are willing to collaborate in the salvation of the world for the glory of God, despite our sin and our sometimes-rebellious temperament.” — Pope John Paul II
  6. “Give us the grace – When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life.” — Pope John Paul II
  7. “Prayer joined to sacrifice constitutes the most powerful force in human history.” — Pope John Paul II
  8. “The sacraments infuse holiness into the terrain of man’s humanity: they penetrate the soul and body, the femininity and masculinity of the personal subject, with the power of holiness.” — Pope John Paul II
  9. “There is no true peace without fairness, truth, justice, and solidarity.” — Pope John Paul II
  10. “Nobody is so poor he has nothing to give, and nobody is so rich he has nothing to receive.” — Pope John Paul II
  11. “Let science tell us what and how. Let religion tell us who and why.” — Pope John Paul II
  12. “Do not be afraid to be holy! Have the courage and humility to present yourselves to the world determined to be holy, since full, true freedom is born from holiness.” — Pope John Paul II
  13. “In the designs of Providence, there are no mere coincidences.” — Pope John Paul II
  14. “A nation that kills its own children has no future.” — Pope John Paul II
  15. “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” — Pope John Paul II
  16. “Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God.” — Pope John Paul II
  17. “It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.”
  18. “Each man, in his suffering, can also become a sharer in the redemptive suffering of Christ.” — Pope John Paul II
  19. “The aesthetic value of creation cannot be overlooked. Our very contact with nature has a deep restorative power; contemplation of its magnificence imparts peace and serenity. The Bible speaks again and again of the goodness and beauty of creation, which is called to glorify God.” — Pope John Paul II
  20. “Do you think that there can be anything greater than to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus?” — Pope John Paul II
  21. “Christian holiness does not being sinless, but rather it means struggling not to give in and always getting up after every fall.” — Pope John Paul II
  22. “The animals possess a soul, and men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren. All animals are fruit of the creative action of the Holy Spirit and merit respect, and they are as near to God as men are.” — Pope John Paul II
  23. “The Gospel must not be kept hidden because of fear or indifference. It was never meant to be hidden away in private. It has to be put on a stand so that people may see its light and give praise to our Heavenly Father.” — Pope John Paul II
  24. “The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A prayer so simple and so rich; from deepest heart, I exhort all to recite it.” — Pope John Paul II
  25. “It’s better to cry than be angry because anger hurts others while tears flow silently through the soul and cleans the heart.” — Pope John Paul II
  26. “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.” — Pope John Paul II
  27. “There is nothing more man needs than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his weakness to the infinite heights to the holiness of God.” — Pope John Paul II
  28. “True holiness does not mean a flight from the world; rather, it lies in the effort to incarnate the Gospel in everyday life, in the family, at school, and at work, and in social and political involvement.” — Pope John Paul II
  29. “We must reflect the light of Christ through lives of prayer and joyful service to others.” — Pope John Paul II
  30. “The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A marvelous prayer! Marvelous in its simplicity and its depth. In the prayer, we repeat many times the words that the Virgin Mary heard from the Archangel and from her kinswoman Elizabeth.” — Pope John Paul II
  31. “Respect for life and for the dignity of the human person also extends to the rest of creation, which is called to join man in praising God.” — Pope John Paul II
  32. “People are made for happiness. Rightly, then, you thirst for happiness. Christ has the answer to this desire of yours. But he asks you to trust him.” — Pope John Paul II
  33. “A good leader sees everything, overlooks a great deal, and corrects a little.” — Pope John Paul II
  34. “Mary is the sure path to our meeting with Christ. Devotion to the mother of the Lord, when it is genuine, is always an impetus to a life guided by the spirit and values of the Gospel.” — Pope John Paul II
  35. “The greatest deception, and the deepest source of unhappiness, is the illusion of finding life by excluding God, of finding freedom by excluding moral truths and personal responsibility.” — Pope John Paul II
  36. “The Eucharist is the heart of the church. Where Eucharistic life flourishes, there the life of the church will blossom.” — Pope John Paul II
  37. “In Christ and through Christ man has acquired full awareness of his dignity, of the heights to which he is raised, of the surpassing worth of his own humanity, and of the meaning of his existence.” — Pope John Paul II
  38. “When you wonder about the mystery of yourself, look to Christ, who gives you the meaning of life. When you wonder what it means to be a mature person, look to Christ, who is the fulfillness of humanity. And when you wonder about your role in the future of the world, look to Christ.” — Pope John Paul II
  39. “It is the responsibility of Pastors to encourage, also by their personal witness, the practice of Eucharistic adoration, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in particular, as well as prayer of adoration before Christ present under the Eucharistic species.” — Pope John Paul II
  40. “The body in its masculinity and femininity has been called “from the beginning” to become the manifestation of the spirit. The body, in fact, and only the body, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and the divine.” — Pope John Paul II
  41. “And Christ, through His own salvific suffering, is very much present in every human suffering, and can act from within that suffering by the powers of His Spirit of truth, His consoling spirit.” — Pope John Paul II
  42. “The cross means there is no shipwreck without hope; there is no dark without dawn, nor storm without haven.” — Pope John Paul II
  43. “Prayer gives us light by which to see and to judge from God’s perspective and from eternity. That is why you must not give up on praying!”
  44. “What have I done with my baptism and confirmation? Is Christ really at the center of my life? Do I have time for prayer in my life? Do I live my life as a vocation and mission?” — Pope John Paul II
  45. “Reason and faith cannot be separated without diminishing the capacity of men and women to know themselves, the world and God in an appropriate way.” — Pope John Paul II
  46. “Only in Christ can men and women find answers to the ultimate questions that trouble them. Only in Christ can they fully understand their dignity as persons created and loved by God.” — Pope John Paul II
  47. “You made us for yourself, Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you. In this creative restlessness beats and pulsates what is most deeply human – the search for truth, the insatiable need for the good, hunger for freedom, nostalgia for the beautiful, and the voice of conscience.” — Pope John Paul II
  48. “The purpose of art is nothing less than the upliftment of the human spirit.” — Pope John Paul II
  49. “All are called to holiness, and holy people alone can renew humanity.” — Pope John Paul II
  50.  “This is the wonderful truth, my dear friends: the Word, which became flesh two thousand years ago, is present today in the Eucharist.” — Pope John Paul II
  51. “The world looks to the priest because it looks to Jesus! No one can see Christ, but everyone sees the priest, and through him, they wish to catch a glimpse of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur and dignity of the priest!” — Pope John Paul II
  52. “Once again, through myself, the Church, in the words of the well-known declaration Nostra Aetate, ‘deplores the hatred, persecutions, and displays of anti-Semitism directed against the Jews at any time and by anyone.’ I repeat, ‘By anyone.'” — Pope John Paul II
  53. “Furthermore, because God created it, the human body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve its splendor and its beauty.” — Pope John Paul II
  54. “Christians, in particular, realize that their responsibility within creation and their duty towards nature and the Creator are an essential part of their faith.” — Pope John Paul II
  55. “Make your lives intensely Eucharistic.” — Pope John Paul II
  56. “The most faithful disciples of Christ have been builders of peace, to the point of forgiving their enemies, sometimes even to the point of giving their lives for them.” — Pope John Paul II
  57. “From this moment on, live the Eucharist fully; be persons for whom the Holy Mass, Communion, and Eucharistic adoration are the center and summit of their whole life.” — Pope John Paul II
  58. “Do not be afraid to be the saints of the new Millenium!” — Pope John Paul II
  59. “There is no evil to be faced that Christ does not face with us. There is no enemy that Christ has not already conquered. There is no cross to bear that Christ has not already borne for us, and does not now bear with us.” — Pope John Paul II
  60. “The most generous choices, especially the persevering, are the fruit of profound and prolonged union with God in prayerful silence.” — Pope John Paul II
  61. “In the Eucharistic Sacrifice the Church venerates the memory of Mary the ever-Virgin Mother of God and the memory of Saint Joseph because he fed Him whom the faithful must eat as the Bread of Life.” — Pope John Paul II
  62. “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 traveling companion.” — Pope John Paul II
  63. “The goal and target of our life is He, the Christ who awaits us – each one singly and all together – to lead us across the boundaries of time to the eternal embrace of the God who loves us.” — Pope John Paul II
  64. “Thus, to share in the sufferings of Christ is, at the same time, to suffer for the kingdom of God. In the eyes of the just God, before his judgment. Those who share in the sufferings of Christ become worthy of this kingdom.” — Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II Quotes on Work

  1. “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” — Pope John Paul II
  2. “The greatness of work is inside man.” — Pope John Paul II
  3. “Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence.” — Pope John Paul II
  4. “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
  5. “The measure of your success will be the measure of your generosity.” — Pope John Paul II
  6. “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
  7. “Amongst all unimportant subjects, football is by far the most important.” — Pope John Paul II
  8.  “Work bears a particular mark of man and of humanity, the mark of a person operating within a community of persons.” — Pope John Paul II
  9. “God has, in fact, thought of us from eternity and has loved us as unique individuals. He has called every one of us by name, as the Good Shepherd ‘calls His sheep by name.’” — Pope John Paul II
  10. “The Church’s teaching on ownership diverges radically from collectivism as proclaimed by Marxism and “rigid” capitalism. The primacy of the person over things joint ownership of the means of work.” — Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II Quotes on Death

  1. “The Church counters the culture of death with the culture of love.” — Pope John Paul II
  2. “May the culture of life and love render vain the logic of death.” — Pope John Paul II
  3. “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest member, and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying.” — Pope John Paul II
  4. “Abortion, euthanasia, human cloning, for example, risk reducing the human person to a mere object: life and death to order, as it were!” — Pope John Paul II
  5. “May the death penalty, an unworthy punishment still used in some countries, be abolished throughout the world.” — Pope John Paul II
  6. “Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!” — Pope John Paul II
  7. “When man turns his back on the Creator’s plan, he provokes a disorder which has inevitable repercussions on the rest of the created order. If man is not at peace with God, then earth itself cannot be at peace.” — Pope John Paul II
  8. “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed, and the value of life is publicly affirmed, the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: the moment of birth and the moment of death.” — Pope John Paul II
  9. “The man who wishes to understand himself thoroughly must with his unrest, uncertainty, and even his weakness and sinfulness, with his life and death, draw near to Christ.” — Pope John Paul II

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