Top 55 Most Inspiring Pope John Paul II Quotes

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One of the most influential and controversial figures of the 20th century, Pope John Paul II is revered as a saint by Catholics and adored as a hero by many other people worldwide.

He is best known for initiating the Polish trade union strike in 1980, which led to his rise to power and ended communism in Eastern Europe.

Born Karol Józef Wojtyła on 18th May 1920 near Kraków in Poland, John Paul II was a man who dedicated his life to Christ and spent more than fifty years serving as a priest. He was also one of the most outspoken opponents of secularization to have ever been elected pope.

Read these quotes from him that’ll motivate you to fight for the things you believe in.

Top 55 Most Inspiring Pope John Paul II Quotes

“The future starts today, not tomorrow.”

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

“Limitation of one’s freedom might seem to be something negative and unpleasant, but love makes it a positive, joyful and creative thing. Freedom exists for the sake of love.”

“Take away from love the fullness of self surrender, the completeness of personal commitment, and what remains will be a total denial and negation of it.”

“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.”

“Do not forget that true love sets no conditions; it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.”

“Know what you are talking about.”

“Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”

“I plead with you–never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.”

“None can sense more deeply than you artists, ingenious creators of beauty that you are, something of the pathos with which God at the dawn of creation looked upon the work of his hands.”

“Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth.”

“Are you capable of risking your life for someone? Do it for Christ.”

“Learning to think rigorously, so as to act rightly and to serve humanity better.”

“Become who you are.”

“Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.”

“From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.”

“A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.”

“Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…Peace will be the last word of history.”

“Remember that you are never alone, Christ is with you on your journey every day of your lives! He has called you and chosen you to live in the freedom of the children of God. Turn to Him in prayer and in love. Ask Him to grant you the courage and strength to live in this freedom always. Walk with Him who is ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life.’”

“The body, in fact, and it alone is capable of making visible that which is invisible; the spiritual and the divine.”

“Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love.”

“Knowledge must then lead to education in self-control.”

“Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it.”

“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.”

“Truth can prevail only in virtue of truth itself.”

“Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are.”

“Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”

“The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.”

“It is not enough to long for a person as a good for oneself, one must also, and above all, long for that person’s good.”

“The worst prison would be a closed heart.”

“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.”

“Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…Peace will be the last word of history.”

“The cross means there is no shipwreck without hope; there is no dark without dawn; nor storm without haven.”

“Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice.”

“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.”

“Friendship, as has been said, consists in a full commitment of the will to another person with a view to that person’s good.”

“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.”

“A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.”

“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.”

“The most beautiful and stirring adventure that can happen to you is the personal meeting with Jesus, who is the only one who gives real meaning to our lives.”

“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”

“A person is an entity of a sort to which the only proper and adequate way to relate is love”

“Without wonder, men and women would lapse into deadening routine and little by little would become incapable of a life which is genuinely personal.”

“Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.”

“Man cannot remain with no way out.”

“It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.”

“A democracy without values easily turns into open or thinly disguised totalitarianism.”

“Man is a continuum, a totality and a continuity – so it cannot be that nothing remains!”

“Faith leads us beyond ourselves. It leads us directly to God.”

“There is no dignity when the human dimension is eliminated from the person. In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little.”

“A person is an entity of a sort to which the only proper and adequate way to relate is love.”

“Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.”

“An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.”

“The human being is single, unique, and unrepeatable, someone thought of and chosen from eternity, someone called and identified by name.”

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