Karol Jozef Wojtyla, popularly known as Pope John Paul II, served as the sovereign of the Vatican City and Pope of the Catholic Church. Some Catholics also address him as ‘Saint John Paul the Great.' He was the first non-Italian since 1523 to become the Pope, besides being the longest serving Pope in the history. He made significant contribution in improving relationships of Catholic Church with the Anglican Communion, Islam, Judaism, and the Eastern Orthodox Church. He earned a lot of admiration from the masses but was also criticized for defending the Church’s decision to oppose same-sex marriage. Here is a list of enlightening quotes and sayings by the man who pushed aside boundaries of caste, creed, religion and culture to spread the message of ‘God.' Scroll down to read through the insightful quotes and thoughts by Pope John Paul II.