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One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.

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

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

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

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.

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.

It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.

It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. ---->>>

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ. ---->>>

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.

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.

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.

Politics are not the task of a Christian. ---->>>

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: 02-04, 1906
Birthplace: Breslau, Province of Silesia, Prussia, German Empire
Die: 04-09, 1945
Occupation: Theologian
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German: [ˈdiːtʁɪç ˈboːnhœfɐ]; 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German pastor, theologian, spy, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship has become a modern classic (wikipedia)