Quotes by Pope John Paul II

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
– 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
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
– Pope John Paul II
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
– Pope John Paul II
From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.
– 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
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
– Pope John Paul II
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
– Pope John Paul II
I hope to have communion with the people, that is the most important thing.
– Pope John Paul II
I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.
– Pope John Paul II
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
– Pope John Paul II
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
Modern Society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyles.
– Pope John Paul II
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
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
– Pope John Paul II
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
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
– Pope John Paul II
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
– Pope John Paul II
Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.
– Pope John Paul II
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
– Pope John Paul II