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  • #1
    Martin Luther
    “Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.”
    Martin Luther

  • #2
    Jane Austen
    “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”
    Jane Austen

  • #3
    Jane Austen
    “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #4
    Jane Austen
    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #5
    Jane Austen
    “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”
    Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

  • #6
    Jane Austen
    “Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
    Jane Austen, Emma

  • #7
    Jane Austen
    “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
    Jane Austen
    tags: love

  • #8
    George Eliot
    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
    George Eliot

  • #9
    George Eliot
    “No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from. ”
    George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

  • #10
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #11
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #12
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #13
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #14
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard

  • #15
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #16
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #17
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #18
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

  • #19
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. But because he wants to do it in his own strength, he is fighting not with man, but with God.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #20
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The self-assured believer is a greater sinner in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #21
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #22
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

  • #23
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #24
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Leap of faith – yes, but only after reflection”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #25
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession...Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • #26
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

  • #27
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “A God who let us prove his existence would be an idol”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • #28
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “I discovered later, and I'm still discovering right up to this moment, that is it only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith. By this-worldliness I mean living unreservedly in life's duties, problems, successes and failures. In so doing we throw ourselves completely into the arms of God, taking seriously, not our own sufferings, but those of God in the world. That, I think, is faith.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • #29
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Discipleship is not an offer that man makes to Christ.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

  • #30
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Where God tears great gaps we should not try to fill them with human words.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer



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