Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence.— Pope John Paul II
The most breathtaking Pope John Paul II quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being.
I plead with you--never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.
Do not forget that true love sets no conditions;
it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
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.
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.
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.
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
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!
It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.
It's better to cry than be angry, because anger hurts others while tears flow silently through the soul and cleans the heart.
Solidarity is not a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the misfortunes of so many people, both near and far. On the contrary, it is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good; that is to say to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all
Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.
Freedom is not the ability to do anything we want, whenever we want.
Rather, FREEDOM is the ability to live responsibly the truth of our relationship with God and with one another.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
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.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
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.
The person who does not decide to love forever will find it very difficult to really love for even one day.
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.
Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against the natural instinct to pay back evil with evil.
America you are beautiful . . . and blessed . . . . The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being, but especially the weakest and most defenseless. If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace, then America, defend life.
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.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Are you capable of risking your life for someone? Do it for Christ.
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.
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.
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
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.
The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family.
.. The family is placed at the center of the great struggle between good and evil, between life and death, between love and all that is opposed to love.
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.
Know what you are talking about.
Abortion, euthanasia, human cloning, for example, risk reducing the human person to a mere object: life and death to order, as it were!
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.
The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.
Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God, since it is the deliberate and morally unacceptable killing of a human person.
Those who perceive in themselves... the artistic vocation as poet, writer, sculptor, painter, musician, and actor feel at the same time an obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it to service of their neighbour and the humanity as a whole.
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.
In the Mass and in Eucharistic Adoration we meet the merciful love of God that passes through the Heart of Jesus Christ.
Real love is demanding. I would fail in my mission if I did not clearly tell you so. For it was Jesus - our Jesus himself - who said: 'You are my friends if you do what I command you'. Love demands effort and a personal commitment to the will of God. It means discipline and sacrifice, but it also means joy and human fulfilment.
The fear of making permanent commitments can change the mutual love of husband and wife into two loves of self-two loves existing side by side, until they end in separation.
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.
Catholic education aims not only to communicate facts but also to transmit a coherent, comprehensive vision of life, in the conviction that the truths contained in that vision liberate students in the most profound meaning of human freedom.
Peace is not just the absence of war.
Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith.
Love of Christ does not distract us from interest in others, but rather invites us to responsibility for them, to the exclusion of no one….
Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love.
The battle against the Devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the Archangel, is still being fought today, because the Devil is still alive and active in the world.
We Christians joyfully recognize the religious values we have in common with Islam. I would like to repeat what I said to young Muslims some years ago in Casablanca: 'We believe in the same God, the one God, the living God, the God who created the world and brings his creatures to their perfection.
There is no true peace without fairness, truth, justice and solidarity.
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.