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"You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind, and not rather favor an artificial control of birth, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life."

"We see in these swift and skillful travelers a symbol of our life, which seeks to be a pilgrimage and a passage on this earth for the way of heaven."

"Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see."

"Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will."

"The pope is becoming a missionary, you will say. Yes, the pope is becoming a missionary, which means a witness, a shepherd, an apostle on the move."

"Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground."

"The Eucharistic mystery stands at the heart and center of the liturgy since it is the fount of life by which we are cleansed and strengthened to live not for ourselves but for God and to be united in love among ourselves."

"We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice."

"The pope-and we know this well-is without doubt the most serious obstacle on the ecumenical road."

"No more war! Never again war! If you wish to be brothers, drop your weapons."

"I met a hundred men going to Delhi and everyone is my brother."

"Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help."

"Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope."

"Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm."

"The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal."

"A dimple on the chin, the devil within."

"Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest."

"Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her."

"Never give advice in a crowd."

"Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters."

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