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“A person's rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.”
Pope John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.”
John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“Love consists of a commitment which limits one's freedom - it is a giving of the self, and to give oneself means just that: to limit one's freedom on behalf of another.”
John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“Friendship, as has been said, consists in a full commitment of the will to another person with a view to that person's good.”
Pope John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“Take away from love the fullness of self surrender, the completeness of personal commitment, and what remains will be a total denial and negation of it.”
Pope John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“Limitation of one's freedom might seem to be something negative and unpleasant, but love makes it a positive, joyful and creative thing. Freedom exists for the sake of love.”
John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“Treating a person as a means to an end, and an end moreover which in this case is pleasure, the maximization of pleasure, will always stand in the way of love.”
John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“...if desire is predominant it can deform love between man and woman and rob them both of it.”
Pope John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“No one else can want for me. No one can substitute his act of will for mine. It does sometimes happen that someone very much wants me to want what he wants. This is the moment when the impassable frontier between him and me, which is drawn by free will, becomes most obvious. I may not want that which he wants me to want - and in this precisely I am incommunicabilis. I am, and I must be, independent in my actions. All human relationships are posited on this fact.”
John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“God allows man to learn His supernatural ends, but the decision to strive towards an end, the choice of course, is left to man's free will. God does not redeem man against his will.”
John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“A person is an entity of a sort to which the only proper and adequate way to relate is love.”
John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“Love is never something ready made, something merely 'given' to man and woman, it is always at the same time a 'task' which they are set. Love should be seen as something which in a sense never 'is' but is always only 'becoming', and what it becomes depends up on the contribution of both persons and the depth of their commitment.”
Pope John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
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“The person—especially a woman—may be disillusioned by the fact that over time a man’s affection turns out to be only, so to speak, a cover for desire or even for an explicit will to use. Both a woman and a man may be disillusioned by the fact that the values attributed to the beloved person turn out to be fiction. Because of the dissonance between the ideal and the reality, affective love is sometimes not only extinguished but even transformed into affective hatred.”
Karol Woktyla, Love and Responsibility
“The capacity to love is determined by the fact that man is ready to seek the good consciously with others, to subordinate himself to this good because of others, or to subordinate himself to others because of this good.”
Karol Woktyla, Love and Responsibility
“The interior life is the spiritual life. It focuses on truth and the good. It”
Pope John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love.”
Karol Wojtyła, Love and Responsibility
“Love consists of a commitment which limits one's freedom - it is a giving of the self, and to give oneself means just that: to limit one's freedom on behalf of another. Limitation of one's freedom might seem to be something negative and unpleasant, but love makes it a positive, joyful and creative thing. Freedom exists for the sake of love.”
Karol Wojtyła, Love and Responsibility
“The only thing that is demanded from the rational human being is that he does not destroy and squander these natural resources, and that he uses them with the moderation that will not impede the personal development of man himself and will guarantee for human societies a just and harmonious coexistence. In”
Pope John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
“Humility is the proper attitude towards all true greatness, including one's own greatness as a human being, but above all towards the greatness which is not oneself, which is beyond one's self”
Karol Wojtyla, Amor e Responsabilidade
“El amor es un continuo desafío que nos lanza Dios, y lo hace, tal vez, para que nosotros desafiemos también el destino K. Wojtyla, El taller del orfebre”
Karol Wojtyla, Amor y responsabilidad