The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Homily during the Holy Mass at the Capital Mall in Washington, D.C., on 7 October 1979, during the pope's first apostolic journey to the United StatesSource: Libreria Editrice Vaticana
The Jewish religion is not extrinsic, but in a certain way intrinsic to our own religion. Therefore, we have a relationship which we do not have with any other religion. You are our dearly beloved brothers, and, in a certain way, it can be said that you are our elder brothers.Pope John Paul II
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth in a word, to know himself so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.Pope John Paul II
Every truth if it really is truth presents itself as universal, even if it is not the whole truth. If something is true, then it must be true for all people and at all times.Pope John Paul II
Truth can never be confined to time and culture; in history it is known, but it also reaches beyond history.Pope John Paul II
There is no true peace without fairness, truth, justice, and solidarity .Pope John Paul II
wars are often the cause of further wars because they fuel deep hatreds, create situations of injustice and trample upon people's dignity and rights. Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought and therefore, in addition to causing horrendous damage, they prove ultimately futile. War is a defeat for humanity. Only in peace and through peace can respect for human dignity and its inalienable rights be guaranteed.Pope John Paul II
Born and nurtured when the human being first asked questions about the reason for things and their purpose, philosophy shows in different modes and forms that the desire for truth is part of human nature itself.Pope John Paul II
the human being is by nature a philosopherPope John Paul II
philosophy must obey its own rules and be based upon its own principles; truth , however, can only be one.Pope John Paul II
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