Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Pope John Paul II
John Paul
Pope John Paul II.
BornKarol Józef Wojtyła
May 18, 1920
Wadowice, Poland
DiedApril 2, 2005
Vatican City
Two hundred sixty-fifth Roman Catholic pope. Succeeding John Paul I in 1978, he became the first non-Italian pontiff since Pope Adrian VI of Holland in 1522, and the third longest-serving after St. Peter (32-67) and Pius IX (1846-1878).

The repository contains two quotes from Pope John Paul II.


Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.


The gift of life, for all the effort and pain it involves, is too beautiful and precious for us ever to grow tired of it.