Quotes by Martin Buber

About Martin Buber:

Martin Buber was an Austrian-born Israeli Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I–Thou relationship and the I–It relationship. Born in Vienna, Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. In 1902, he became the editor of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of the Zionist movement, although he later withdrew from organizational work in Zionism. In 1923, Buber wrote his famous essay on existence, Ich und Du (later translated into English as I and Thou), and in 1925, he began translating the Hebrew Bible into the German language.

Author Bio

  • NameMartin Buber
  • DescriptionGerman Jewish Existentialist philosopher and theologian
  • BornFebruary 8, 1878
  • DiedJune 13, 1965
  • CountryAustria; Israel
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Existentialist; Translator; Educationist; Writer; Literary Editor
  • AwardsIsrael Prize; Bialik Prize; Israel Prize; Erasmus Prize; Peace Prize Of The German Book Trade