Pope John Paul II Quotes

Most popular Pope John Paul II Quotes

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
— Pope John Paul II

charity tolerance

If you wish to be brothers, drop your weapons.
— Pope John Paul II
Man creates culture and through culture creates himself.

culture

You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind.
— 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
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
— Pope John Paul II

justice violence

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
Every generation of Americans needs to know that freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
— Pope John Paul II

freedom

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
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.
— Pope John Paul II

commitment

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.