"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Pope Paul VI on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Pope Paul VI on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Pope Paul VI on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Pope Paul VI on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Pope Paul VI on Maya Angelou
"In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long."
"Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest."
"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."
"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."
"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."