"Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Joseph Ratzinger on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Joseph Ratzinger on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Joseph Ratzinger on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Joseph Ratzinger on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Joseph Ratzinger on Plato
"Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards."
"Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
"An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties."
"The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time."
"The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely."