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 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “Politics are not the task of a Christian.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “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 - “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 - “To endure the cross is not tragedy it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “To endure the cross is not tragedy it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ”
 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 - “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 - “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 - “Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes - and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent”
 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 - “Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “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.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”
 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 - “God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “A God who let us prove his existence would be an idol.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “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.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.”
 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 - “It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.”
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer - “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”

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