Quotes by Etty Hillesum

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Ester "Etty" Hillesum (b. January 14, 1914 in Hilversum, The Netherlands d. November 30, 1943 in Auschwitz, Poland) was a young Jewish woman who kept a diary during World War II.

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Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.

If one finds the strength to deal with small things, one finds it to deal with the large ones as well.
I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed.
I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed.
Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.

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