Pope Quotes

Do not be afraid to be holy, to be different from the world.

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness.

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.

The future starts today, not tomorrow.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

To change the world, we must be good to those who cannot repay us.

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

True joy comes from a profound harmony between persons.

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day.

Real love is demanding. I would fail in my mission if I did not tell you so.

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

To love someone means to see them as God intended them.

We all have limits. As long as there is something to do and someone to love, happiness is within reach.

The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people.

The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart.

Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.

May we never lose hope in the power of love to transform and uplift the human spirit.

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no growth without failure.

True love gives everything that it has, without expecting anything in return.

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

Work with competence, authority, and humility.

The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven, and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.

The presence of God today is also called ‘Rohingya.’

Don’t let your fears paralyze you. Be not afraid, do not be afraid.

When we pray, we must be truly humble as children, aware of our nothingness, yet trusting in the Father’s love.

God’s love does not impose burdens or make demands, but constantly offers the chance of a new beginning.

Let us love not with words but with deeds.

Evangelization is not proselytizing.

To dialogue, we must know how to lower the defenses, to open the doors of our homes, and to offer hospitality.

Until exclusion and inequality in society and between peoples are reversed, it will be impossible to eliminate violence.

The tragedy we are experiencing summons us to take seriously the things that are serious, and not to be caught up in those that matter least.

Love the truth – show it in your way of speaking!

Children should be able to play, study, and grow up in a peaceful environment.

Peace is not a balance of power or the result of domination or hegemony.

To change the world, we must do something that we may not like.

How beautiful it is to be Christians who offer consolation, who bear the burdens of others and who offer encouragement: messengers of life in a time of death.

Only by educating people to a true solidarity will we be able to overcome the ‘culture of waste,’ which doesn’t concern only food and goods, but first of all people.

Education is the best way to eradicate poverty.

To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest, or a religious. It is God’s will for us, no matter what our state in life.

The person who is most unforgiving towards others is often the one who is most unforgiving towards themselves.

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