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30 Inspiring Sophie Scholl Quotes From The WWII Activist

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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days' is the movie about her

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Sophie was a popular member of the White Rose, a small German student group that aims to awaken the resistance movement in Nazi Germany.

Sophie was killed along with her older brother, Hans Scholl, and another group member, Christoph Probst. She was brutally beheaded by guillotine in February 1943 during the Nazi regime in world war II.

This garnered a lot of attention worldwide but was hardly mentioned in any media reports within Germany. The famous last words of Sophie Magdalena Scholl were: "Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go... What does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?" Sophie was arrested while distributing leaflets at a college and was jailed along with another cellmate Else Gebel before being executed. Sophie Scholl's father, Robert Scholl was also sent to prison for his criticism as a member of the resistance group.

If you like our iconic quotes collection by Sophie Scholl, you may read similar quotes on Viktor Frankl quotes and Activism quotes.
 

Popular Sophie Scholl Quotes

'Sophie Scholl: The Final Days' is a movie made depicting the final days of Sophie Magdalena Scholl as a non-violent student group member opposing Nazism in Germany before she was found guilty in the people's court. Willi Graf is another popular activist portrayed in the film 'Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.' Here are some of her inspiring quotes, along with Sophie Scholl movie quotes.

1. "I am, now as before, of the opinion that I did the best that I could do for my nation. I therefore do not regret my conduct and will bear the consequences that result from my conduct."

-Sophie Scholl.

2. "The only remedy for a barren heart is prayer, however poor and inadequate."

-Sophie Scholl.

3. "I'm still so remote from God that I don't even sense his presence when I pray."

-Sophie Scholl.

4. "Just because so many things are in conflict does not mean that we ourselves should be divided."

-Sophie Scholl.

5. "We have very little time. The People's Court is in session, and the hearing is already under way. We must prepare ourselves for the worst."

-Sophie Scholl.

6. "I can't be overwhelmingly happy. I'm never free for a moment day and night from the uncertainty in which we live these days, which excludes any carefree plans for tomorrow and casts a shadow over all the days to come."

-Sophie Scholl.

7. "Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare express themselves as we did."

-Sophie Scholl.

8. "I would so much like to have something of you that I could always keep by me, that nobody else would notice."

-Sophie Scholl.

9. "I know that life is a doorway to eternity, and yet my heart so often gets lost in petty anxieties. It forgets the great way home that lies before it."

-Sophie Scholl.

10. "The more they lack material things, the more they indulge themselves when they can, but the less is their satisfaction with this world and they hunger for life after death."

-Sophie Scholl.

11. "And I could weep at how mean people are and how they betray their fellow creatures, perhaps for the sake of personal advantage. It is enough to make a person lose heart sometimes. I often wish I lived on a Robinson Crusoe island."

-Sophie Scholl.

12. "It is such a splendid sunny day and I have to go. But how many have to die on the battlefield in these days, how many young, promising lives. What does my death matter if by our acts thousands are warned and alerted. Among the student body there will certainly be a revolt."

-Sophie Scholl.

13. "Are there still people today who never weary of directing all their thinking and all their energy, single-heartedly, to one cause?"

-Sophie Scholl.

14. "Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone."

-Sophie Scholl.

15. "How can we expect fate to let a righteous cause prevail when there is hardly anyone who will give himself up undividedly to a righteous cause?"

-Sophie Scholl.

16. "I will cling to the rope God has thrown me in Jesus Christ, even when my numb hands can no longer feel it."

-Sophie Scholl.

17. "Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn."

-Sophie Scholl.

Sophie Scholl Religion Quotes

Hans and Sophie Scholl quotes about fighting the war together.

Sophie is known to give a lot of importance to religion and this was analyzed from her letters to her boyfriend, Fritz Hartnagel who was deployed at the eastern front at that time. Here are some of her quotes on religion and more.

18. "If Christ hadn't lived and hadn't died, there would truly be no way out at all. Then all the weeping would be horribly meaningless. Then one would have to run against a wall and smash one's skull. But as it is, no."

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

19. "Dear God, you created us in your likeness, our hearts are uneasy until they find you."

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

20. "May God never grant me an earthly destination, so that I never come to rest till the end of my days."

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

21. "Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes...reach the light of day?"

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

Sophie Scholl And The White Rose Book Quotes

Sophie Scholl Final Days quotes

One of the most famous quotes from Sophie Magdalena Scholl is "Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone". More such quotes from the White Rose book here.

22. "If everyone waits until the other man makes a start, the messengers of avenging Nemesis will come steadily closer."

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

23. "Why do German people behave so apathetically in the face of all these abominable crimes, crimes so unworthy of the human race?"

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

24. "Every convinced opponent of National Socialism must ask himself how he can fight against the present 'state' in the most effective way, how he can strike it the most telling blows. Through passive resistance, without a doubt."

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

25. "We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!"

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

26. "Many, perhaps most, of the readers of these leaflets do not see clearly how they can practice an effective opposition."

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

27. "Every word that comes from Hitler's mouth is a lie."

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

28. "Though we know that National Socialist power must be broken by military means, we are trying to achieve a renewal from within of the severely wounded German spirit."

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

29. "The imperialist ideology of force, from whatever side it comes, must be shattered for all time."

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

30. "Freedom and honour! For ten long years Hitler and his coadjutor have manhandled, squeezed, twisted, and debased these two splendid German words to the point of nausea, as only dilettantes can, casting the highest values of a nation before swine."

-Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Sophie Magdalena Scholl quotes then why not take a look at Anti War quotes, or  Edward R Morrow quotes.

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