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Pope John XXIII
(1881-1963) born on
Nov 25
Roman religious leader. He was the Catholic "Popular Pope," noted for his openess to change.
See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.

The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company.
It often happens that I wake 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!
Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Here I am at the end of the road and at the top of the heap.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
R: From his will, made public 6 Jun 1963.
A: In "Time," 1 Feb 1960.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: On succeeding Pius XII; in "Time," 24 Nov 1958.

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