"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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Pope Paul VI on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Pope Paul VI on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Pope Paul VI on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Pope Paul VI on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Pope Paul VI on Winston Churchill
"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."