The best Quotes by Pope Johannes Paul II

The best Quotes by Pope Johannes Paul II

Pope John Paul II (born Karol Józef Wojtyła; 18 May 1920 - 2 April 2005) was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was later canonised as Pope Saint John Paul II.

The future starts today, not tomorrow.
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An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
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Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
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When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
A particular mention should be made at this point of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ as an act of public worship rendered to Christ present in the Eucharist, a feast instituted by my predecessor Urban IV in memory of the institution of this great Mystery.
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.
You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.

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Saphira: "Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now."
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Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
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No future can hold up to the things that you miss in the present.
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Live in the present, make the most of it, it's all you've got.
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I think that we need to live our lives for the present... as if it is our one and only wild and wonderful life.
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You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There's a saying: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the 'present'."
Oogway in Kung Fu Panda
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The past cannot be changed, and the future cannot be foretold. As a result, I make sure to always cherish the here and now.
I dare not think too far into the future on the risk that I'll miss the present.
The past never stops, it reviews the present.
Winners don't make excuses when the other side plays the game.
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The only opponents who aren't coming up with excuses for being defeated by me are computers.
Bobby Fischer (World Chess Champion)
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The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
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The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.
Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street
In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward.
There are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me but what annoys me most is a lazy argument.
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
Excuses are easy to manufacture, and hard to sell.
Don't do drugs, don't have unprotected sex, don't be violent... leave that to me.
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Who overcomes
By force, hath overcome but half his foe.
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Dizzy: "My mother always told me that violence doesn't solve anything."
Jean Rasczak: "Really? I wonder what the city founders of Hiroshima would have to say about that."
Carmen: "They wouldn't say anything. Hiroshima was destroyed."
Jean Rasczak: "Correct. Naked force has resolved more conflicts throughout history than any other factor. The contrary opinion, that violence doesn't solve anything, is wishful thinking at its worst. People who forget that always die."
Lt. Jean Rasczak in Starship Troopers
There were not so many physical threats that could not be countered with a decent hammer.
The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.
Arvel Skeen in Star Wars: Andor - Season 1 Episode 5
When a thing doesn't bend, it must break.
Princess Sophia in The Empress - Season 1 Episode 1
Must violence always be the solution?
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
The world is ruled by violence, or at least the imminent threat of violence. It always has been.
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
I Corinthians - 11, 26
Jesus is our love, our way, our truth, no one comes to be our father except Jesus. Wishing you a very Happy Corpus Christi Day Festival.
May you find favor, serenity, and true love as you commemorate the birth of our Lord Jesus. Wishing you Happy Corpus Christi Day.
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you."
Luke - 22, 19-20
Corpus Christi makes clear that there's more inbetween Heaven and Earth than we thought.
May you and your family have a blessed Corpus Christi and Holy Communion.
Source of all we have or know,
feed and lead us here below.
Grant that with Your saints above,
Sitting at the feast of love,
We may see You face to face.
Corpus Christi, a day of faith and gratitude. We follow the path of Jesus, unite in prayer, and celebrate the Eucharist. A time to strengthen our connection with God and our neighbors. Let us fully embrace this special celebration and ignite the light of love in our hearts.
On Corpus Christi, when the sun shines bright, people gather in solemn procession. The scent of incense fills the air and the streets are adorned with flowers. It is a day of faith and worship, where the community is united.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Recently, on my 18th birthday, my mother showed me a note from my time at primary school. We had to write down what we wanted to be. The only thing I'd written was: football player. I really did always want that and started early on to kick everything I came across: balloons, balls and anything else lying around the house. There was a lot flying about at our place.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Your mom's so fat, even in Minecraft she appears round.

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