Pope John XXIII Quotes

- Notable Pope John XXIII Quotes Index -

Born: November 25, 1881, Sotto il Monte, Bergamo, Italy
Birth Country: Italy
Died: Vatican City, June 3, 1963
Occupation: Religious leader

1.
A peaceful man does more good than a learned one.
- Pope John XXIII

2.
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

3.
I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.
- Pope John XXIII

4.
I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
- Pope John XXIII

5.
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

6.
It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention.
- Pope John XXIII

7.
Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.
- Pope John XXIII

8.
Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
- Pope John XXIII

9.
See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
- Pope John XXIII

10.
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
- Pope John XXIII

11.
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
- Pope John XXIII

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