„We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.“

Madeleine L'Engle2
1918 - 2007

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—  Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972
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—  Martin Niemöller German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor 1892 - 1984
Last sermon before being imprisoned by the Nazi regime of Germany (27 June 1937), as quoted in Religion in the Reich (1939) by Michael Power, p. 142

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