Martin Luther Quotes (155 Quotes)


    There is no wisdom save in truth. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas about truth are changeable. Only a little of the first fruits of wisdom, only a few fragments of the boundless heights, breadths and depths of truth, have I been able to gather.

    Next to theology I give music the highest place of honor.

    We know, on the authority of Moses, that longer than six thousand years the world did not exist.

    You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, ''That is God.''

    When God wants to speak and deal with us, he does not avail himself of an angel but of parents, or the pastor, or of our neighbor.


    How often have not the demons called 'Nix,' drawn women and girls into the water, and there had commerce with them, with fearful consequences

    The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.

    No gown worse becomes a woman than the desire to be wise

    I have got so much to do today that I need to spend another hour on my knees praying.

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

    No, one should toss out these lazy rogues by the seat of their pants

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

    Good news from heaven the angels bring, Glad tidings to the earth they sing To us this day a child is given, To crown us with the joy of heaven.

    He who believes in God is not careful for the morrow, but labors joyfully and with a great heart. 'For He giveth His beloved, as in sleep.' They must work and watch, yet never be careful or anxious, but commit all to Him, and live in serene tranquility with a quiet heart, as one who sleeps safely and quietly.

    Ambition begat simony simony begat the pope and his brethren, about the time of the Babylonish captivity.

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



    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.

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

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


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

    If by any effort of reason I could conceive how God, Who shows so much anger and iniquity, could be merciful and just, there would be no need of faith.

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

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


    The wisdom of the Greeks, when compared to that of the Jews, is absolutely bestial for apart from God there can be no wisdom, not any understanding and insight

    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.

    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.

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

    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

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

    If I had to baptize a Jew, I would take him to the bridge of the Elbe, hang a stone around his neck and push him over with the words I baptize thee in the name of Abraham

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

    Therefore we Christians, in turn, are obliged not to tolerate their wanton and conscious blasphemy

    Even though they grow weary and wear themselves out with child- bearing, it does not matter let them go on bearing children till they die, that is what they are there for

    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.

    The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.

    The Devil fears the word of God, He can't bite it it breaks his teeth

    We cannot attain to the understanding of Scripture either by study or by the intellect. Your first duty is to begin by prayer. Entreat the Lord to grant you, of His great mercy, the true understanding of His Word. There is no other interpreter of the Word of God than the Author of this Word, as He Himself has said, 'They shall be all taught of God' (John 645). Hope for nothing from your own labors, from your own understanding trust solely in God, and in the influence of His Spirit. Believe this on the word of a man who has experience.

    There is no rustic so rude but that, if he dreams or fancies anything, it must be the whisper of the Holy Ghost, and he himself a prophet

    Sin cannot tear you away from him (Christ), even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders.

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

    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.

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

    Now just behold these miserable, blind, and senseless people

    I never work better than when I am inspired by anger for when I am angry, I can write, pray, and preach well, for then my whole temperament is quickened, my understanding sharpened, and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.

    Some plague the people with too long sermons for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated.

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


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