Photo of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian and Lutheran pastor. He participated in the German resistance against the Nazis. When money to help Jews escape to Switzerland was traced back to him, he was arrested and hung.

Image: Photo of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident

“It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.”

“Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.”

“We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”

“It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.”

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer   (1906-1945)

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