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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes
Brief author info: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) German theologian, imprisoned and executed by Nazis.
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The essence of chastity is not the suppression of lust, but the total orientation of one's life towards a goal.
Death is the supreme festival on the road to freedom.
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.
We should find God in what we do know, not in what we don't; not in outstanding problems, but in those we have already solved.
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 infinitely easier to suffer in obedience to a human command than to accept suffering as free, responsible men.
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment and suffering.
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
God has reserved to Himself the right to determine the end of life, because He alone knows the goal to which it is His will to lead it. It is for Him alone to justify a life or to cast it away.
If Jesus Christ is not true God, how could he help us? If he is not true man, how could he help us?
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