"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."
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."Pope Paul VI on Abraham Lincoln
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Pope Paul VI on Mother Teresa
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."Pope Paul VI on Albert Einstein
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."Pope Paul VI on Maya Angelou
"Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."Pope Paul VI on Lawrence Welk
"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."