11 quotes from Pope John Paul II


  1. The future starts today, not tomorrow.
  2. As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
  3. Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
  4. An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
  5. Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.
  6. Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
  7. Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
  8. Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
  9. Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
  10. I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
  11. Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men.