Pope John XXIII Quotes

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

Here I am at the end of the road and at the top of the heap. Pope John XXIII (on becoming Pope)

The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light. Pope John XXIII

It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. Pope John XXIII

The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company. Pope John XXIII

Anybody can be Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one. Pope John XXIII

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

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

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

If God created shadows it was to better emphasize the light. Pope John XXIII

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