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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1152
AUTHOR: Paul VI (1897–1978)
QUOTATION: Man, created to God’s image and likeness (Gen. 1:26–27), is not just flesh and blood. The sexual instinct is not all that he has. Man is also, and pre-eminently, intelligent and free; and thanks to these powers he is, and must remain, superior to the rest of creation; they give him mastery over his physical, psychological and affective appetites.
ATTRIBUTION: Pope PAUL VI, encyclical on priestly celibacy (Sacerdotalis Caelibatus), paragraph 53, June 24, 1967.—Catholic Mind, October 1967, pp. 56–57.