35 Sophie Scholl Quotes from Anti-Nazi Political Activist

Sophie Scholl was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist.

Sophie Scholl was the part of the student resistance group the ‘White Rose’.

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Best Sophie Scholl Quotes


It is such a splendid sunny day and I have to go. ~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl.


Dear God, you created us in your likeness, our hearts are uneasy until they find you. ~ Sophie Scholl.


God, you are my refuge into eternity. ~ Sophie Scholl.


Laws change. Conscience doesn’t. ~ Sophie Scholl.


We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace! ~ Sophie Scholl.

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.


The sun still shines. ~ Sophie Scholl.

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(on Russian slave laborers.) ~ Sophie Scholl.

Famous Sophie Scholl Quotes


I’m still so remote from God that I don’t even sense his presence when I pray. ~ Sophie Scholl.

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 Magdalena Scholl.

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.

I’ve just been playing the Trout Quintet on the phonograph. Listening to the andantino makes me want to be a trout myself. You can’t help rejoicing and laughing, however moved or sad you feel, when you see the springtime clouds in the sky, the budding branches, moved by the wind, in the bright early sunlight. I’m really looking forward to the spring again. In that piece of Schubert’s you can positively feel and smell the breeze and hear the birds and the whole of creation shouting for joy. ~ Sophie Scholl.


Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone. ~ Sophie Scholl.

Popular Sophie Scholl Quotes

Theory is a lovely furrow with nothing but poppy plants; practice is a furrow with a few poppy plants hidden among lots of weeds. ~ Sophie Scholl.


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

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.

It was a sunny day, I was carrying a child in a white dress to be christened. The path to the church led up a steep slope, but I held the child in my arms firmly and without faltering. Then suddenly my footing gave way… I had enough time to put the child down before plunging into the abyss. The child is our idea. In spite of all obstacles it will prevail. ~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl.

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

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.

Just because so many things are in conflict does not mean that we ourselves should be divided. ~ Sophie Scholl.

Great Sophie Scholl Quotes


The only remedy for a barren heart is prayer, however poor and inadequate. ~ Sophie Scholl.

Many people think of our times as being the last before the end of the world. The evidence of horror all around us makes this seem possible. But isn’t that an idea of only minor importance? Doesn’t every human being, no matter which era he lives in, always have to reckon with being accountable to God at any moment? Can I know whether I’ll be alive tomorrow morning? A bomb could destroy all of us tonight. And then my guilt would not be one bit less than if I perished together with the Earth and the stars. ~ Sophie Scholl.

It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? 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.

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.


One must have a tough mind, and a soft heart. ~ Sophie Scholl.

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.

Top Sophie Scholl Quotes

Who would have thought it possible that a tiny flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn’t room for any other thought… ~ Sophie Scholl.

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.

How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause. Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action? ~ Sophie Scholl.

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.

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

I’ve been thinking of a story from the Old Testament: Moses stood all day and all night with outstretched arms, praying to God for victory. And whenever he let down his arms, the enemy prevailed over the children of Israel. Are there still people today who never weary of directing all their thinking and all their energy, single-heartedly, to one cause? ~ Sophie Scholl.


An end in terror is preferable to terror without end. ~ Sophie Scholl.

I pity people who can’t find laughter or at least some bit of amusement in the little doings of the day. I believe I could find something ridiculous even in the saddest moment, if necessary. It has nothing to do with being superficial. It’s a matter of joy in life. ~ Sophie Scholl.

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