Pope Paul VI Quotes (33 quotations)

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1. A dimple on the chin, the devil within. - Pope Paul VI

2. Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope. - Pope Paul VI

3. All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. - Pope Paul VI

4. Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest. - Pope Paul VI

5. Any port in a storm. - Pope Paul VI

6. Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversaries? - Pope Paul VI

7. At times loneliness will weigh heavily on the priest, but not for that reason will he regret having generously chosen it. He who has chosen to belong completely to Christ will find, above all, in intimacy with him and in his grace, the power of spirit necessary to banish sadness and regret and to triumph over discouragement. - Pope Paul VI

8. Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see. - Pope Paul VI

9. Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. - Pope Paul VI

10. Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her. - Pope Paul VI

11. I met a hundred men going to Delhi and everyone is my brother. - Pope Paul VI

12. In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long. - Pope Paul VI

13. Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground. - Pope Paul VI

14. Never give advice in a crowd. - Pope Paul VI

15. Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm. - Pope Paul VI

16. No more war! Never again war! If you wish to be brothers, drop your weapons. - Pope Paul VI

17. Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help. - Pope Paul VI

18. Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will. - Pope Paul VI

19. Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters. - Pope Paul VI

20. Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. - Pope Paul VI

21. The Church, then, has encountered in this act of reflection not herself alone but Christ whom she carries with her She has felt the spirit of God flowing fresh within her, the Gospel message springing anew to her lips and the need to make new its preaching for her own sake and the world's. From this the Church has come back again. She has experienced her rebirth. - Pope Paul VI

22. The Eucharistic mystery stands at the heart and center of the liturgy since it is the fount of life by which we are cleansed and strengthened to live not for ourselves but for God and to be united in love among ourselves. - Pope Paul VI

23. The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. - Pope Paul VI

24. The pope is becoming a missionary, you will say. Yes, the pope is becoming a missionary, which means a witness, a shepherd, an apostle on the move. - Pope Paul VI

25. The pope-and we know this well-is without doubt the most serious obstacle on the ecumenical road. - Pope Paul VI

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