Quotations by Pope John XXIII

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Born: Friday, November 25, 1881
Died: Monday, June 3, 1963 (81 years old)
Profession: Clergyman
Nationality: Italian

A peaceful man does more good than a learned one.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Man)

Anybody can be Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Proof)

Born poor, but of honored and humble people, I am particularly proud to die poor.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: People, Poor)

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
(Keywords: Dreams, Concern, Potential)

Every man has the right to life, to bodily integrity.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Life, Integrity, Man, Right)

Here I am at the end of the road and at the top of the heap.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: End, Road)

I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Death, End, Now)

I have been able to follow my death step by step and now my life goes gently to its end.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Death, Life, End, Now)

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Heart, Eyes)

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Father, Children)

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
(Keywords: Work, Church, Attention, Generosity, Now)

It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Night)

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Family, Women, Gambling, Ruin)

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Age, Men, Wine)

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

The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Church, Beginning, Light, Now)

The family is the first essential cell of human society.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Family, Society, First)

The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Feelings, Company, Nothingness)

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Equality, Peace, Trust, Nations)

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