Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor, expert of theology and one of the founders of the Confessing Church who is however best known for being a fierce anti-Nazi activist. He was a student of theology and was a believer in liberal values that put him directly at odds with the philosophies of the Nazi Party. He went on to earn a doctorate in theology from the University of Berlin. He lived in the United States for some time and worked in New York City, before returning to his native Germany. The stint in the United States further broadened his liberal worldview. Along with his theological work, he was a liberal thinker as well and his views have influenced a wide range of people across Europe. His book ‘The Cost of Discipleship’, written in 1937, is considered among the most important books of the time and is still regarded as a classic. However, his most important contribution during his lifetime was his vociferous opposition to Adolf Hitler and his policies, which eventually led to his arrest. He had also spent time in one of the infamous concentration camps but he was eventually tried and executed when he was found to have been involved in a plot to kill Hitler. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writings, speeches, thoughts and work always focussed on ‘practicing what you preach’. Our collection of Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes has been excerpted from his writings, and speeches. Here are some thought-provoking thoughts and quotations by Dietrich Bonhoeffer on understanding, kindness, suffering, persecution and evangelism.