Quotes Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Christian theologian and symbol of German resistance to Hitler.

"In a word, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hearts…"

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Letters and Papers from Prison)

"There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler."
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"In a word, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hearts…"

"Who stands firm? Only the one for whom the final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all these, when in faith and sole allegiance to God he is called to obedient and responsible action: the responsible person, whose life will be nothing but an answer to God's question and call."

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer


"In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others."
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Letters and Papers from Prison)

"Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you."
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer



"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."
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"time is the most valuable thing that we have, because it is the most irrevocable."
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Letters and Papers from Prison)

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Rich said...

My music instructor used to say this quote to me everyday. I never knew where she got it from, now I do. Great.

February 20, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger NathanielA said...

I first learned of Bonhoeffer by listening to Pastor John Hagee. I am grateful for this blog and the information you provide.

December 2, 2015 at 2:41 AM  

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