"I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Pope John Paul II on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Pope John Paul II on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Pope John Paul II on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Pope John Paul II on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Pope John Paul II on Robert Frost
"Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church."
"You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate."
"There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best."
"Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it."
"The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency."