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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes

(1906-1945), German Lutheran Pastor and Theologian

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Category: Action

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

Category: God

Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.

Category: Obedience

The mark of solitude is silence, as speech is the mark of community. Silence and speech have the same inner correspondence and difference as do solitude and community. One does not exist without the other. Right speech comes out of silence, and right silence comes out of speech.

Category: Solitude

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.

Category: Strength