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Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in 1906. He was a brilliant student, earning his doctorate at the age of 21. His dissertation was published in 1931 as "Act and Being."€ Bonhoeffer was one of the first German Protestants to see the dangers of the Nazi rise to power. He founded a secret seminary to train pastors in an illegal anti-Nazi church he had organized. Though frien…

Date of Birth: February 04, 1906
Date of Death: September 04, 1945


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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Children    German Theologian   

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"It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Achievement    German Theologian   

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"To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Direction    German Theologian   

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"Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy" Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"To deny oneself is to be aware only of Christ and no more of self, to see only Him who goes before and no more the road which is too hard for us." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Envy    German Theologian   

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"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
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"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
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the" Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ" Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"Politics are not the task of a Christian." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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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 h" Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons" Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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