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Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(1906 - 1945)
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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 | Leaders and Leadership Quotes
One's task is not to turn the world upside down, but to do what is necessary at the given place and with a due consideration of reality.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Philosophy Quotes
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 | Prayer Quotes
Temptations which accompany the working day will be conquered on the basis of the morning breakthrough to God. Decisions, demanded by work, become easier and simpler where they are made not in the fear of men, but only in the sight of God. He wants to give us today the power which we need for our work.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Prayer Quotes
When our will wholeheartedly enters into the prayer of Christ, then we pray correctly.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Prayer Quotes
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 | Prayer Quotes
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 | Prayer Quotes
Time is lost when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer | One Day Quotes
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Creating Positive Change Quotes
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 | Decisions Quotes
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Motivation Quotes
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Women's Movement Quotes


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