Quotes by Pope John XXIII

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The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.

See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.
Nevertheless, in order to imbue civilization with sound principles and enliven it with the spirit of the gospel, it is not enough to be illumined with the gift of faith and enkindled with the desire of forwarding a good cause. For this end it is necessary to take an active part in the various organizations and influence them from within. And since our present age is one of outstanding scientific and technical progress and excellence, one will not be able to enter these organizations and work effectively from within unless he is scientifically competent, technically capable and skilled in the practice of his own profession.
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.

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