Quotes by Martin Luther

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“ There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. ”

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“ Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. ”

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“ Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ”

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“ For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. ”

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“ Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. ”

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“ Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. ”

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“ To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer. ”

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“ I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth. ”

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“ First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf. ”

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“ I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess. ”

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“ Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. ”

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“ Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times. ”

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“ God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. ”

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“ The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession. ”

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“ Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. ”

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“ All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired. ”

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“ My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary. ”

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“ Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ. ”

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“ Forgiveness is God's command. ”

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“ Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God. ”

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“ People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions. ”

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“ I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist. ”

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“ The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay. ”

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“ War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. ”

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“ Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding. ”

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“ I more fear what is within me than what comes from without. ”

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“ You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you. ”

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“ Reason is the enemy of faith. ”

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“ If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. ”

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“ If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. ”

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“ The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else. ”

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“ Nothing good ever comes of violence. ”

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“ I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen. ”

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“ For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel. ”

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“ The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride. ”

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“ In the midst of the affliction He counsels, strengthens confirms, nourishes, and favors us.More over, when we have repented, He instantly remits the sins as well as the punishments. In the same manner parents ought to handle their children. ”

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“ The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship. ”

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“ I am much afraid that the universities will prove to be the great gates of hell, unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures, and engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not unceasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt. ”

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“ If I go back home to Wittenberg, I'll lie down in a coffin and give the maggots a fat doctor to eat. ”

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“ Those speak foolishly who ascribe their anger or their impatience to such as offend them or to tribulation. Tribulation does not make people impatient, but proves that they are impatient. So everyone may learn from tribulation how his heart is constituted. ”

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“ In accusing me of being a damnable sinner, you are cutting your own throat, Satan. You are reminding me of God's fatherly goodness toward me, that He so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. In calling me a sinner, Satan, you really comfort me above measure. ”

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“ Well, there is nothing we can do about it. We have to put up with these snakes, dogs, and swine surrounding us and corrupting the Gospel both in doctrine and in life. Wherever there are faithful preachers they always have to take this. Such is the fortune of the Gospel in the world." ”

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“ If you want to interpret well and confidently, set Christ before you, for He is the man to whom it all applies, every bit of it." ”

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“ Here again Diatribe confidently brings in a gloss to suit herself, just as if Scripture were under her complete control. As for considering the prophet's meaning and intention, what need was there for a man of such authority to do that? All we need is: Erasmus says so, therefore it is so." ”

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“ Over against the devil and his missionaries, the authors of false doctrines and sects, we ought to be like the Apostle, impatient, and rigorously condemnatory, as parents are with the dog that bites their little one, but the weeping child itself they soothe." ”

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“ A man does not live for himself alone in this mortal body to work for it alone, but he lives also for all men on earth; rather, he lives only for others and not for himself. To this end he brings his body into subjection that he may the more sincerely and freely serve others." ”

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“ The Mass is the greatest blasphemy of God, and the highest idolatry upon earth, an abomination the like of which has never been in Christendom since the time of the Apostles. ”

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“ Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. ”

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“ When Eve was brought unto Adam, he became filled with the Holy Spirit, and gave her the most sanctified, the most glorious of appellations. He called, her Eva--that is to say, the Mother of All. He did not style her wife, but simply mother--mother of all living creatures. In this consists the glory and the most precious ornament of woman. ”

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“ It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church. ”

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“ To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. ”

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“ Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason-I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other-my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen. ”

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“ An angel is a spiritual being, created by god without a body, for the service of Christendom. ”

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“ Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death. ”

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“ Sleep is a most useful and most salutary operation of nature. Scarcely any minor annoyance angers me more than the being suddenly awakened out of a pleasant slumber. I understand that in Italy they torture poor people by depriving them of sleep. `Tis a torture that cannot long be endured. ”

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“ The world doesn't want to be punished. It wants to remain in darkness. It doesn't want to be told that what it believes is false. If you also don't want to be corrected, then you might as well leave the church and spend your time at the bar and brothel. But if you want to be saved-and remember that there's another life after this one-you must accept correction. ”

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“ Personally I declare that I owe the Pope no other obedience than that to Antichrist. ”

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“ Christ is the Master; the Scriptures are only the servant. The true way to test all the Books is to see whether they work the will of Christ or not. No Book which does not preach Christ can be apostolic, though Peter or Paul were its author. And no Book which does preach Christ can fail to be apostolic, although Judas, Ananias, Pilate, or Herod were its author. ”

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“ In his life Christ is an example showing us how to live in his death he is a sacrifice satisfying our sins in his resurrection a conqueror in his ascension a king in his intercession a high priest. ”

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“ That which the sober man keeps in his breast, the drunken man lets out at the lips. Astute people, when they want to ascertain a man's true character, make him drunk. ”

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“ We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate. ”

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“ Holy Christendom has, in my judgment, no better teacher after the apostles than St. Augustine. ”

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“ Farewell unhappy, hopeless, blasphemous Rome! The Wrath of God has come upon you, as you deserve. We cared for Babylon, and she is not healed; let us then leave her, that she may become the habitation of dragons, spectres, and witches. ”

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“ Faith cannot be inherited or gained by being baptized into a Church. Faith is a matter between the individual and God. ”

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“ We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in our tankards. Strong beer is the milk of the old. ”

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“ Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a begging. ”

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“ To progress is always to begin always to begin again ”

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“ If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself. ”

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“ All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself ”

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“ Each betrayal begins with trust. ”

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“ I have such hatred of divorce that I prefer bigamy to divorce. Anyway, I think we should see other people. ”

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“ If the earth is fit for laughter then surely heaven is filled with it. Heaven is the birthplace of laughter. ”

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“ It is necessary to understand that Black Power is a cry of disappointment. The Black Power slogan did not spring full grown from the head of some philosophical Zeus. It was born from the wounds of despair and disappointment. It is a cry of daily hurt and persistent pain. ”

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“ A large number of deaf, crippled and blind people are afflicted solely through the malice of the demon. And one must in no wise doubt that plagues, fevers and every sort of evil come from him. ”

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“ Idiots, the lame, the blind, the dumb, are men in whom the devils have established themselves: and all the physicians who heal these infirmities, as though they proceeded from natural causes, are ignorant blockheads. ”

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“ Blood alone moves the wheels of history. ”

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“ When we are inclined to boast of our position [as Christians] we should remember that we are but Gentiles, while the Jews are of the lineage of Christ. We are aliens and in-laws; they are blood relatives, cousins, and brothers of our Lord. Therefore, if one is to boast of flesh and blood the Jews are actually nearer to Christ than we are. ”

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“ Rough, boisterous, stormy and altogether warlike, I am born to fight against innumerable monsters and devils. ”

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“ The Law is for the proud and the Gospel for the brokenhearted. ”

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“ Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief. ”

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“ Ambition begat simony; simony begat the pope and his brethren, about the time of the Babylonish captivity ”

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“ I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self. ”

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“ The Devil, it is true, is not exactly a doctor who has taken degrees, but he is very learned, very expert for all that. He has not been carrying on his business during thousands of years for nothing... ”

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“ I must remain a child and pupil of the Catechism, and am glad so to remain. ”

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“ God has set the type of marriage through creation. Each creature seeks its perfection in another. ”

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“ Women should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children...If a woman grows weary and, at last, dies from childbearing, it matters not. Let her die from bearing - she is there to do it. ”

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“ The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid. ”

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“ Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are? ”

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“ Christian life consists of faith and charity ”

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“ Christian living does not mean to be good but to become good; not to be well, but to get well; not being but becoming; nor rest but training. We are not yet, but we shall be. It has not yet happened, but it is the way. Not everything shines and sparkles as yet, but everything is getting better. ”

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“ Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon. ”

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“ The defects of a preacher are soon spied. ”

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“ Prayer is climbing up into the heart of God. ”

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“ As is the business of tailors to make clothes and cobblers to make shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray. ”

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“ My conscience is captive to the Word of God ”

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“ God freely forgives us on account of Christnot on account of our works, contrition, confession, or satisfactions. ”

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“ People give ear to an upstart astrologer [Copernicus]...this fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy ”

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“ It was with good reason that God commanded through Moses that the vineyard and harvest were not to be gleaned to the last grape or grain; but something to be left for the poor. For covetousness is never to be satisfied; the more it has, the more it wants. Such insatiable ones injure themselves, and transform God's blessings into evil. ”

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“ They gave our Master a crown of thorns, why do we hope for a crown of roses? ”

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“ I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly. ”

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“ It is pleasing to the dear God whenever thou rejoicest or laughest from the bottom of thy heart. ”

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“ Anyone who can be proved to be a seditious person is an outlaw before God and the emperor; and whoever is the first to put him to death does right and well. Therefore let everyone who can, smite, slay and stab, secretly or openly, remembering that nothing can be more poisonous, hurtful, or devilish than a rebel. ”

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“ If the peasants are in open rebellion, then they are outside the law of God. Therefore let all who are able slash, strike down, and kill (those who rebel) openly and secretly, remembering that there can be nothing more venomous, harmful, or devilish than a rebel. It is exactly like killing a mad dog. ”

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“ Man is man because he is free to operate within a framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives. He is distinguished from animals by his freedom to do evil or to do good and to walk the high road of beauty or tread the low road of ugly degeneracy. ”

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“ What man, if he were God, would humble himself to lie in the feedbox of a donkey or to hang upon a cross? ”

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“ Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer! ”

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“ Let us not lose the Bible, but with diligence, in fear and invocation of God, read and preach it. While that remains and flourishes, all prospers with the state; 'tis head and empress of all arts and faculties. Let but divinity fall, and I would not give a straw for the rest. ”

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“ from you, my dear Erasmus, let me obtain this request, that just as I bear with your ignorance in these matters, so you in turn will bear with my lack of eloquence. ”

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“ I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us. ”

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“ In Switzerland, on a high mountain, not far from Lucerne, there is a lake they call Pilate's Pond, which the Devil has fixed upon as one of the chief residences of his evil spirits.... ”

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“ In many countries there are particular places to which devils more especially resort. In Prussia there is an infinite number of evil spirits. ”

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“ In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life. Here below all is incomprehensible. ”

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“ The whole being of any Christian is faith and love. Faith brings the person to God, love brings the person to people. ”

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“ The kingdom of God does not consist in talk, but in power, that is, in works and practice. God loves the 'doers of the word' in faith and love, and not the 'mere hearers,' who, like parrots, have learned to utter certain expressions with readiness. ”

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“ Christianity can be summed up in the two terms faith and love...receiving from above [faith] and giving out below [love]. ”

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“ The two chief things are faith and love. Faith receives the good; love gives the good. Faith offers us God as our own; love gives us to our neighbor as his own. ”

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“ Monastic vows rest on the false assumption that there is a special calling, a vocation, to which superior Christians are invited to observe the counsels of perfection while ordinary Christians fulfill only the commands; but there simply is no special religious vocation since the call of God comes to each at the common tasks. ”

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“ It is the nature of all hypocrites and false prophets to create a conscience where there is none, and to cause conscience to disappear where it does exist. ”

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“ Some people need a fig-leaf on their mouths. ”

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“ Take a look at your own heart, and you will soon find out what has stuck to it and where your treasure is. It is easy to determine whether hearing the Word of God, living according to it, and achieving such a life gives you as much enjoyment and calls forth as much diligence from you as does accumulating and saving money and property. ”

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“ People gave ear to an upstart astrologer who strove to show that the earth revolves, not the heavens or the firmament, the sun and the moon....This fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but sacred scripture tells us [Joshua 10:13]that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth. ”

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“ I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. ”

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“ The article of justification is fragile. Not in itself, of course, but in us. I know how quickly a person can forfeit the joy of the Gospel. ”

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“ We need to hear the Gospel every day, because we forget it every day. ”

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“ The prosperity of a country depends, not on the abundance of its revenues, nor on the strength of its fortifications, nor on the beauty of its public buildings; but it consists in the number of its cultivated citizens, in its men of education, enlightenment and character. ”

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“ A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing: our helper He amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing. ”

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“ Let all the 'free-will' in the world do all it can with all its strength; it will never give rise to a single instance of ability to avoid being hardened if God does not give the Spirit, or of meriting mercy if it is left to its own strength. ”

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“ Despair makes priests and friars. ”

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“ Lord, grant that anger or other bitterness does not reign over us, but that your grace, genuine kindness, loyalty, and every kind of friendliness, generosity, and gentleness may reign in us. Amen ”

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“ I have before me God's Word which cannot fail, nor can the gates of hell prevail against it; thereby will I remain, though the whole world be against me. ”

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“ The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious. ”

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“ Resolved: that every man should live to the glory of God. Resolved second: that whether others do this or not I will. ”

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“ In a mouse we admire God's creation and craft work. The same may be said about flies. ”

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“ I cannot choose but adhere to the word of God, which has possession of my conscience; nor can I possibly, nor will I even make any recantation, since it is neither safe nor honest to act contrary to conscience! Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise, so help me God! Amen. ”

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“ The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able. ”

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“ The irony is I stopped going to church a few weeks later. ”

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“ You should be certain that angels are protecting you when you go to sleep. Yea, that they are protecting you also in all your business, whether you enter or leave your home. ”

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“ At Sussen, the Devil carried off, last Good Friday, three grooms who had devoted themselves to him. ”

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“ Look to it that you do not try to do all of it, do not try to do too much, lest your spirit grow weary. Besides, a good prayer mustn't be too long. Do not draw it out. Prayer ought to be frequent and fervent. ”

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“ God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does. ”

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“ Faith is a free surrenderand a joyous wager on the unseen, unknown, untested goodness of God. ”

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“ Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes ”

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“ The will of man without the grace of God is not free at all, but is the permanent prisoner and bondslave of evil since it cannot turn itself to good. ”

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“ Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart. ”

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“ The hair is the richest ornament of women. ”

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“ In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen to-day, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah! ”

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“ But the Jews are so hardened that they listen to nothing; though overcome by testimonies they yield not an inch. It is a pernicious race, oppressing all men by their usury and rapine. If they give a prince or magistrate a thousand florins, they extort twenty thousand from the subjects in payment. We must ever keep on guard against them. ”

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“ I hate myself, that I cannot believe it so constantly and surely as I should; but no human creature can rightly know how mercifully God is inclined toward those that steadfastly believe in Christ. ”

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“ The heart overflows with gladness, and leaps and dances for the joy it has found in God. In this experience the Holy Spirit is active, and has taught us in the flash of a moment the deep secret of joy. You will have as much joy and laughter in life as you have faith in God. ”

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“ Christians are to be taught that the pope would and should wish to give of his own money, even though he had to sell the basilica of St. Peter, to many of those from whom certain hawkers of indulgences cajole money. ”

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“ I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years. ”

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“ If we Christians would join the Wise Men, we must close our eyes to all that glitters before the world and look rather on the despised and foolish things, help the poor, comfort the despised, and aid the neighbor in his need. ”

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“ I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men. ”

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“ Christ ought to be preached with this goal in mind--that we might be moved to faith in him so that he is not just a distant historical figure but actually Christ for you and me. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A person whodoes not regard music as a marvelous creation of God, must be a clodhopper indeed and does not deserve to be called a human being; he should be permitted to hear nothing but the braying of asses and the grunting of hogs. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Many sweat to reconcile St Paul and St James, but in vain. 'Faith justifies' and 'faith does not justify' contradict each other flatly. If any one can harmonize them I will give him my doctor's hood and let him call me a fool. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The mad mob does not ask how it could be better, only that it be different. And when it then becomes worse, it must change again. Thus they get bees for flies, and at last hornets for bees. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Though we be active in the battle, if we are not fighting where the battle is the hottest, we are traitors to the cause. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I think these things [firearms] were invented by Satan himself, for they can't be defended against with (ordinary) weapons and fists. All human strength vanishes when confronted with firearms. A man is dead before he sees what's coming. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I am disappointed with America. And there can be no great disappointment where there is not great love. I am disappointed with our failure to deal positively and forthrightly with the triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism. We are presently moving down a dead-end road that can lead to national disaster. America has strayed to the far country of racism and militarism. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ As when my little son John offendeth: if then I should not whip him, but call him to the table unto me, and give him sugar and plums, thereby, I should make him worse, yea should quite spoil him. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Know that no one can have indulged in the Holy Writers sufficiently, unless he has governed churches for a hundred years with the prophets, such as Elijah and Elisha, John the Baptist, Christ and the apostles... We are beggars: this is true. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Every week I preach justification by faith to my people, because every week they forget it. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ It is impossible for one man both to labor day and night to get a living, and at the same time give himself to the study of sacred learning as the preaching office requires. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Either sin is with you, lying on your shoulders, or it is lying on Christ, the Lamb of God. Now if it is lying on your back, you are lost; but if it is resting on Christ, you are free, and you will be saved. Now choose what you want. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The Gospel is nothing less than laughter and joy. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I know not the way God leads me, but well do I know my Guide. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ And I'll tell you, I've seen the lightning flash. I've heard the thunder roll. I felt sin-breakers dashing, trying to conquer my soul. But I heard the voice of Jesus saying still to fight on. He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone. No, never alone. He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ You parents can provide no better gift for your children than an education in the liberal arts. House and home burn down, but an education is easy to carry along. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Indeed, to spur your Baal to action, I will taunt and challenge you ... to create as much as a single frog in the name and by the power of free choice, though the heathen and ungodly magicians in Egypt were able to create many.... I will not set you the heavy task of creating lice, which they could not produce either ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the divine nature which beams full of all goodness. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The first thing I ask is that people should not make use of my name, and should not call themselves Lutherans but Christians. What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone...How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children of Christ by my evil name? ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Should anyone knock at my heart and say, 'Who lives here?' I should reply, 'Not Martin Luther, but the Lord Jesus Christ.' ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Married love burns as fire, and seeks nothing more than the mate. It says, "I want only you" ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Maternity is a glorious thing, since all mankind has been conceived, born, and nourished of women. All human laws should encourage the multiplication of families. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The Jews are the most miserable people on earth. They are plagued everywhere, and scattered about all countries, having no certain resting place. They sit as on a wheelbarrow, without a country, people or government... but they are rightly served, for seeing they refused have Christ and his gospel, instead of freedom they must have servitude. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ This is the most dangerous trial of all, when there is no trial and every thing goes well; for then a man is tempted to forget God, to become too bold and to misuse times of prosperity. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Christ is no Moses, no exactor, no giver of laws, but a giver of grace, a Savior; he is infinite mercy and goodness, freely and bountifully given to us. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ What will you do in the mundane days of faithfulness? ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of Saint Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I should have no compassion on these witches; I should burn them all. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I would rather obey than work miracles. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ If the devil were wise enough and would stand by in silence and let the gospel be preached, he would suffer less harm. For when there is no battle for the gospel it rusts and it finds no cause and no occasion to show its vigor and power. Therefore, nothing better can befall the gospel than that the world should fight it with force and cunning. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I believe that the devil has destroyed many good books of the church, as, aforetime, he killed and crushed many holy persons, the memory of whom has now passed away; but the Bible he was fain to leave subsisting. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ To have peace and love in a marriage is a gift that is next to the knowledge of the gospel. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The more a person loves, the closer he approaches the image of God. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Earth has nothing more tender than a woman's heart when it is the abode of piety. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Being by his faith replaced afresh in paradise and created anew, he (the believer)does not need works for his justification, but that he may not be idle, but that he may exercise his own body and preserve it. His works are to be done freely, with the sole object of pleasing God. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard. And, what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the economic plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I know that a Christian should be humble, but against the Pope I am going to be proud and say to him: "You, Pope, I will not have you for my boss, for I am sure that my doctrine is divine. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Pray, and let God worry. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The first duty of the gospel preacher is to declare God's law and to show the nature of sin. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The certain mark by which a Christian community can be recognized is the preaching of the gospel in its purity. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A preacher should have the skill to teach the unlearned simply roundly, and plainly; for teaching is of more importance than exhorting. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Our Lord God doeth work like a printer who setteth the letters backwards; we see and feel well his setting, but we shall see the print yonder - in the life to come. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ It is neither safe nor prudent to do anything against conscience. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Demons live in many lands, but particularly in Prussia. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I was born to fight devils and factions. It is my business to remove obstacles, to cut down thorns, to fill up quagmires and to open and make straight paths. If I must have some failing let me rather speak the truth with too great sincerity than once to act the hypocrite and conceal the truth. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ At Poltersberg, there is a lake similarly cursed. If you throw a stone into it, a dreadful storm immediately arises, and the whole neighboring district quakes to its centre. 'Tis the devils kept prisoner there. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ In the treatment of poverty nationally, one fact stands out: there are twice as many white poor as Negro poor in the United States. Therefore I will not dwell on the experiences of poverty that derive from racial discrimination, but will discuss the poverty that affects white and Negro alike. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing; every one must be an author; some out of vanity, to acquire celebrity and raise up a name, others for the sake of mere gain. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ That the Creator himself comes to us and becomes our ransom - this is the reason for our rejoicing. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ One learns more of Christ in being married and rearing children than in several lifetimes spent in study in a monastery. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed. Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight and ... know nothing but the word of God. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has: it never comes to the aid of spiritual things. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Night and day I pondered until I saw the connection between the justice of God and the statement that 'the just shall live by his faith.' Then I grasped that the justice of God is that righteousness by which through grace and sheer mercy God justifies us through faith. Thereupon I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through open doors into paradise. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear the eyes out of his reason. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Whatever man loves, that is his god. For he carries it in his heart; he goes about with it night and day; he sleeps and wakes with it, be it what it may - wealth or self, pleasure or renown. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, 'Repent,' he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The Devil, too, sometimes steals human children; it is not infrequent for him to carry away infants within the first six weeks after birth, and to substitute in their place imps ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ No one would be happier than Luther to be commended by the testimony of the time that he had been neither slack nor deceitful in maintaining the course of truth, but had shown quite enough and even too much vehemence. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Preach [and live] as if Jesus was crucified yesterday, rose from the dead today, and is returning tomorrow. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ It is neither right nor safe to go against my conscience. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Every book is a great action and every great action is a book! ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ You have as much laughter as you have faith. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ For all works and things, which are either commanded or forbidden by God and thus have been instituted by the supreme Majesty, are 'musts.' Nevertheless, no one should be dragged to them or away from them by the hair, for I can drive no man to heaven or beat him into it with a club. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ If God had not permitted the people of Jerusalem to be torn asunder and driven them from the land, but had let them keep it after before, no one could convince them that they are not God`s chosen people. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ the paradox is that God must destroy in us, all illusions of righteousness before he can make us righteous ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A person who...does not regard music as a marvelous creation of God, must be a clodhopper indeed and does not deserve to be called a human being; he should be permitted to hear nothing but the braying of asses and the grunting of hogs."[Foreward to Georg Rhau's (1488-1548) Collection Symphoniae iucundae, 1538] ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ To be convinced in our hearts that we have forgiveness of sins and peace with God by grace alone is the hardest thing. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ It is with all these qualities that we must stand before God and intervene on behalf of those who do not have them, as though clothed with someone else's garmentBut even before men we must, with the same love, render them service against their detractors and those who are violent toward them; for this is what Christ did for us. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Good works are the seals and proofs of faith; for even as a letter must have a seal to strengthen the same, even so faith must have good works. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Singing has nothing to do with the affairs of this world: it is not for the law. Singers are merry, and free from sorrows and cares. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ As long as we live there is never enough singing. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Strange, though I am saved from sin, I am not saved from sinning. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Nothing is easier than sinning. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ We are at fault for not slaying the Jews. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I compare it with a lie, which like to a snowball, the longer it is rolled the greater it becomes. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Spare the rod and spoil the child - that is true. But, beside the rod, keep an apple to give him when he has done well. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ ...two devils rose from the water, and flew off through the air, crying, 'Oh, oh, oh!' and turning one over another, in sportive mockery... ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Faith is the 'yes' of the heart, a conviction on which one stakes one's life. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Daily there have to be many troubles and trials in every house, city, and country. No station in life is free of suffering and pain, both from your own, like your wife or children or household help or subjects, and from the outside, from your neighbors and all sorts of accidental trouble. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ I have lived to see the greatest plague on earth -- the condemning of God's word, a fearful thing, surpassing all other plagues in the world; for thereupon most surely follow all manner of punishments, eternal and corporal. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ What shall we do with...the Jews?...set fire to their synagogues or schools and bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad and theology makes them sinful. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The cross alone is our theology. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ So great are the effectiveness and power of the Word of God that the more it is persecuted the more it flourishes and grows. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ God foreknows nothing by contingency, but that He foresees, purposes, and does all things according to His immutable, eternal, and infallible will. By this thunderbolt, "Free-will" is thrown prostrate, and utterly dashed to pieces. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ When I am angry I can pray well and preach well. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom; but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, then let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A unjust law, is no law at all. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ God is ready to give more quickly, and to give more than you ask; yea, he offers his treasures if we only take them. It is truly a great shame and a severe chastisement for us Christians that God should still upbraid us for our slothfulness in prayer, and that we fail to let such a rich and excellent promise incite us to pray. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ The veneration of Mary is inscribed in the very depths of the human heart ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ There is no gown or garment that worse becomes a woman than when she will be wise. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women? ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Feelings come and feelings go, And feelings are deceiving; My warrant is the Word of God-- Naught else is worth believing. Though all my heart should feel condemned For want of some sweet token, There is One greater than my heart Whose Word cannot be broken. I'll trust in God's unchanging Word Till soul and body sever, For, though all things shall pass away, HIS WORD SHALL STAND FOREVER! ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Feelings come, and feelings go, and feelings are deceiving. My warrant is the Word of God, naught else is worth believing. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ You may as well quit reading and hearing the Word of God, and give it to the devil, if you do not desire to live according to it. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ It cannot, indeed, be denied, that a good man is more worthy of love than a bad one. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ When schools flourish, all flourishes. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Peace if possible, truth at all costs. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ ... we must drive them [Jews] out like mad dogs, so that we do not become partakers of their abominable blasphemy and all the their other vices and thus merit God's wrath and be damned with them. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ ...but then eject them forever from this country. For, as we have heard, God's anger with them is so intense that gentle mercy will only tend to make them worse and worse, while sharp mercy will reform them but little. Therefore, in any case, away with them! ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ ...Hope endures and overcomes misfortune and evil. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ ..Christ and his word can hardly be recognized because of the great vermin of human ordinances. However, let this suffice for the time being on their lies against doctrine or faith. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ [Christ's] mission and work it is to help against sin and death, to justify and bring life. He has placed his help in baptism and the Sacrament [i.e., communion/Eucharist/Lord's supper], and incorporated it in the Word and preaching. To our eyes Baptism [capitalized in original] appears to be nothing more than ordinary water, and the Sacrament of Christ's body and blood simple bread and wine, like other bread and wine, and the sermon, hot air from a man's mouth. But we must not trust what our eyes see. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ [It is] essentially wholesome and necessary, for a Christian to know, whether or not the will does any thing in those things which pertain unto Salvation. Nay, let me tell you, this is the very hinge upon which our discussion turns. It is the very heart of the subject ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ [Our] plan is to follow the example of the prophets and the ancient fathers of the church, and to compose psalms...so that the Word of God may be among the people also in the form of music. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ [The papists] ought to have sympathy with us weak, poor Christians, and not condemn us or make fun of us because we are learning so childishly to toddle along the benches, nay, to creep in the mire, and cannot skip and dance, on such light feet and legs, over and outside of God's commandments, as they do, the strong heroes and giants ... God forbid that we should! ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ [The Psalms are] a Little Bible, wherein everything contained in the entire Bible is beautifully and briefly comprehended. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A Christian has no need of any law in order to be saved, since through faith we are free from every law. Thus all the acts of a Christian are done spontaneously, out of a sense of pure liberty. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject of all, subject to all. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A Christian is free and independent in every respect, a bond servant to none. A Christian is a dutiful servant in every respect, owing a duty to everyone. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A Christian is never in a state of completion but always in a process of becoming. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A dairymaid can milk cows to the glory of God ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A fiery shield is God's Word; of more substance and purer than gold, which, tried in the fire, loses nought of its substance, but resists and overcomes all the fury of the fiery heat; even so, he that believes God's Word overcomes all, and remains secure everlastingly, against all misfortunes; for this shield fears nothing, neither hell nor the devil. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A good many observers have remarked that if equality could come at once, the Negro would not be ready for it. I submit that the white American is even more unprepared. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A gospel that doesn't deal with the issues of the day is not the gospel at all. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A great variety of reading confuses and does not teach. It makes the student like a man who dwells everywhere and, therefore, nowhere in particular. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A happy fart never comes from a miserable ass. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A lie is like a snowball: the further you roll it the bigger it becomes. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A man cannot do good before he is made good. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A man must be able to affirm, I know for certain, that what I teach is the only Word of the high Majesty of God in heaven, his final conclusion and everlasting, unchangeable truth, and whatsoever concurs and agrees not with this doctrine, is altogether false, and spun by the devil. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A man must completely despair of himself in order to become fit to obtain the grace of Christ. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A man who has no part in the grace of God, cannot keep the commandments of God, or prepare himself, either wholly or in part, to receive grace; but he rests of necessity under the power of sin. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A man would have to be an idiot to write a book of laws for an apple tree telling it to bear apples and not thorns, seeing that the apple-tree will do it naturally and far better than any laws or teaching can prescribe. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A penny saved is better than a penny earned. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A penny saved is of more value than a penny paid out (Der Sparpfennig ist reicher denn der Zinspfenning). ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach; he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A safe stronghold our God is still. A trusty shield and weapon. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A simple layman armed with Scripture is greater than the mightiest pope without it ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A simple man with Scripture has more authority than the Pope or a council. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A theologian is born by living, nay dying and being damned, not by thinking, reading, or speculating. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A theologian should be thoroughly in possession of the basis and source of faith--that is to say, the Holy Scriptures. Armed with this knowledge it was that I confounded and silenced all my adversaries; for they seek not to fathom and understand the Scriptures; they run them over negligently and drowsily; they speak, they write, they teach, according to the suggestion of their heedless imaginations. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A wicked tyrant is better than a wicked war. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ A woman has no control over herself. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ "ŽWhat you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and work flow. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Accordingly if the devil should say, 'Do not drink,' you should reply to him, 'On this very account, because you forbid it, I shall drink, and what is more, I shall drink a generous amount. Thus one must always do the opposite of that which Satan prohibits. What do you think is my reason for drinking wine undiluted, talking freely, and eating more often, if it is not to torment and vex the devil who made up his mind to torment and vex me. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Adam and Eve derived the fullness of joy and bliss from their contemplation of all the animal creatures. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Adam was created, as it were, intoxicated with rejoicing toward God and was delighted also with all the other creatures. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ After the devil himself, there is no worse folk than the pope and his followers. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Against the flying ball no valor avails. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Ah, if I could only pray the way that dog looks at meat. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Albert Durer, the famous painter, used to say he had no pleasure in pictures that were painted with many colors, but in those which were painted with a choice simplicity. So it is with me as to sermons. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ All creatures are merely veils under which God hides Himself and deals with us. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ All laws and philosophy merely tell us what should be done, but they do not provide the strength to do it. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ All of a Christian's life is one of repentance. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ All our work in the field, in the garden, in the city, in the home, in struggle, in government-to what does it all amount before God except child's play, by means of which God is pleased to give his gifts in the field, at home, and everywhere? These are the masks of our Lord God, behind which he wants to be hidden and to do all things. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ All the passages in the Holy Scriptures that mention assistance are they that do away with "free-will", and these are countless...For grace is needed, and the help of grace is given, because "free-will" can do nothing. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ All these things He must be in me, abiding, living, speaking in me; that I may be the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor. v. 21); not in love, nor in gifts and graces which follow; but in Him. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ All we who believe on Christ are kings and priests in Christ. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ All which happens through the whole world happens through hope. No husbandman would sow a grain of corn if he did not hope it would spring up and bring forth the ear; how much more we are helped on by hope in the eternal life. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Also when it is a case of only upholding some spiritual tenet, such as infant baptism, original sin, and unnecessary separation, then . . . we conclude that . . . the stubborn sectaries must be put to death. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Although the Christian is thus free from all works, he ought in this liberty to empty himself, take upon himself the form of a servant, be made in the likeness of men, be found in human form, and to serve, help and in every way deal with his neighbor as he sees that God through Christ has dealt and still deals with him. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Always preach in such a way that if the people listening do not come to hate their sin, they will instead hate you ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Amen meaneth assuredly, namely, that I am sure that petitions of this kind are accepted by my Heavenly Father, and heard by him, because he hath commanded us, that we should pray after this manner, and hath promised that he will hear us. Amen, Amen: that is, truly, certainly, so be it. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ And I myself, in Rome, heard it said openly in the streets, "If there is a hell, then Rome is built on it. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ And though this world with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us, We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Angels are our true and trusty servants, performing offices and works that one poor miserable mendicant would be ashamed to do for another. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Animals are footprints of God. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Antichrist is the pope and the Turk [Muslim] together. A beast full of life must have a body and soul. The spirit or soul of Antichrist is the pope, his flesh or body the Turk. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ As for the demented, I hold it certain that all beings deprived of reason are thus afflicted only by the Devil. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ As long as a man is persuaded that he can make even the smallest contribution to his salvation, he remains self-confident and does not utterly despair of himself, and so is not humbled before God. Such a man plans out for himself a position, an occasion, a work, which shall bring him final salvation, but which will not. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ As long as there is poverty in this world, no man can be totally rich even if he has a billion dollars. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Astrology is framed by the devil, to the end people may be scared from entering into the state of matrimony, and from every divine and human office and calling. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ At the last, when we die, we have the dear angels for our escort on the way. They who can grasp the whole world in their hands can surely also guard our souls, that they make that last journey safely. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Beer is made by men, wine by God. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Before every great opportunity God gave me a great trial. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Believest thou? then thou wilt speak boldly. Speakest thou boldy? then thou must suffer. Sufferest thou? then thou shalt be comforted. For faith, the confession thereof, and the cross do follow one another. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Bewilderment is the true comprehension. Not to know where you are going is the true knowledge. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Blessed is he who submits to the will of God; he can never be unhappy. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the way of the Sacramentarians, nor sat in the seat of the Zwinglians, nor followed the Council of the Zurichers. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Brief let me be. The fewer words the better prayer. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ But know that to serve God is nothing else than to serve your neighbor and do good to him in love, be it a child, wife, servant, enemy, friend....If you do not find yourself among the needy and the poor, where the Gospel shows us Christ, then you may know that your faith is not right, and that you have not yet tasted of Christ's benevolence and work for you. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ But what will happen even if we do burn down the Jews synagogues and forbid them publicly to praise God, to pray, to teach, to utter God's name? They will still keep doing it in secret. If we know that they are doing this in secret, it is the same as if they were doing it publicly. for our knowledge of their secret doings and our toleration of them implies that they are not secret after all and thus our conscience is encumbered with it before God. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ By faith we began, by hope we continue, and by revelation we shall obtain the whole. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Can he who understands not God's word, understand God's works? ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Christ designed that the day of his coming should be hid from us, that being in suspense, we might be as it were upon the watch. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Christ desires nothing more of us than that we speak of him. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Christ sayeth not, Abstain from the flesh, from marrying, from housekeeping, etc., as the Papists teach, for that were even to invite the devil and all his fellows to a feast. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)

“ Christ took our sins and the sins of the whole world as well as the Father's wrath on his shoulders, and he has drowned them both in himself so that we are thereby reconciled to God and become completely righteous. ”

Martin Luther (Source: SoberSides.com)