Quotes by Pope Paul Vi
- 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.
- Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
- If you want peace work for justice.
- In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.
- 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.
- No more war! Never again war! If you wish to be brothers, drop your weapons.
- Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.
- Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
- 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.
- 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.
- Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
- The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.
- We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly let him rejoice.