"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."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Pope Paul VI on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Pope Paul VI on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Pope Paul VI on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Pope Paul VI on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Pope Paul VI on Benjamin Franklin
"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."