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Dietrich Bonhoeffer – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer


A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer


God’s truth judges created things out of love, and Satan’s truth judges them out of envy and hatred.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer


It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Politics are not the task of a Christian.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer


We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer


One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer


The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer


The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Human love has little regard for the truth. It makes the truth relative, since nothing, not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer