37 Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes

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The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.
- 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
You can only learn what obedience is by obeying.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
At the place of execution, he again said a short prayer and then climbed the steps to the gallows, brave and composed. His death ensued after a few seconds. In almost fifty years that I worked as a doctor, I have hardly ever seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Unless he obeys, a man cannot believe.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjack's wares. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, without church discipline, communion without confession, absolution without personal confession.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The entire day receives order and discipline when it acquires unity. This unity must be sought and found in morning prayer. The morning prayer determines the day.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
As a fresh start, the church should give away all her endowments to the poor and needy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
If we are to pray aright, perhaps it is quite necessary that we pray contrary to our own heart. Not what we want to pray is important, but what God wants us to pray. The richness of the Word of God ought to determine our prayer, not the poverty of our heart.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Prayer does not mean simply to pour out one's heart. It means rather to find the way to God and to speak with him, whether the heart is full or empty.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
- 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
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