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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Martin Luther Quotes and Sayings

Martin Luther Quotes



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

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.
Martin Luther

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

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.
Martin Luther

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

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

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

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
Martin Luther

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

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.
Martin Luther

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
Martin Luther

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

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.
Martin Luther

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.
Martin Luther

Pray, and let God worry.
Martin Luther

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

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
Martin Luther

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.
Martin Luther

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.
Martin Luther

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
Martin Luther

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

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

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
Martin Luther

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

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?
Martin Luther

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.
Martin Luther

Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
Martin Luther

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

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.
Martin Luther

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

Nothing good ever comes of violence.
Martin Luther

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Martin Luther

Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Martin Luther

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
Martin Luther

The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good.
Martin Luther

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.
Martin Luther

Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
Martin Luther

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
Martin Luther

Forgiveness is God's command.
Martin Luther

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
Martin Luther

I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist.
Martin Luther

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
Martin Luther

When schools flourish, all flourishes.
Martin Luther

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

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

The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
Martin Luther

The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else.
Martin Luther

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
Martin Luther

Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.
Martin Luther

I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
Martin Luther

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.
Martin Luther

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.
Martin Luther

Reason is the enemy of faith.
Martin Luther