Martin Luther Quotes (155 Quotes)

    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.

    The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn

    When my heart is cold and I cannot pray as I should I scourge myself with the thought of the impiety and ingratitude of my enemies, the Pope and his accomplices and vermin, and Zwingli, so that my heart swells with the righteous indignation and hatre.

    Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.

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

    I should have no compassion on these witches I should burn them all

    It is pleasing to God whenever thou rejoices or laughest from the bottom of thy heart

    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.

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

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

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