129 Martin Luther Quotes

Martin Luther played a large part in the Protestant reformation in the 16th century. At the age of 20, he came across the Bible for the first time. Many years later he realized that salvation did not come through being fearful of God, but rather faith was the way. This belief was not taken well and made him a wanted man. He went into hiding and while being hidden by some of his friends he translated the entire New Testament into German, so the Bible could be read by a much larger population of people.

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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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To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
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We all carry about in our pockets His very nails.
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Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works.
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What 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 the work flow.
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The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.
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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.
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Next to faith this is the highest art - to be content with the calling in which God has placed you.
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A lie is like a snowball: the further you roll it the bigger it becomes.
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The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy.
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I feel as if Jesus Christ died only yesterday.
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Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
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Is it not wonderful news to believe that salvation lies outside ourselves?
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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 have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
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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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Men are not made religious by performing certain actions which are externally good, but they must first have righteous principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
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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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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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When schools flourish, all flourishes.
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Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime.
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If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
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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 devil does not stay where music is.
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Forgiveness is God's command.
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The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
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For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
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In his life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live; in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins; in his resurrection, a conqueror; in his ascension, a king; in his intercession, a high priest.
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Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
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Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.
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Faith, like light, should always be simple and unbending; while love, like warmth, should beam forth on every side, and bend to every necessity of our brethren.
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There is no more lovely, friendly or charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage.
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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.
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Tell your master that if there were as many devils at Worms as tiles on its roofs, I would enter.
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Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
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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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Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.
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Allegories are fine ornaments and good illustrations, but not proof.
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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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I have to hurry all day to get time to pray.
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Before I translated the New Testament out of the Greek, all longed after it; when it was done, their longing lasted scarce four weeks. Then they desired the books of Moses; when I had translated these, they had enough thereof in a short time. After that, they would have the Psalms; of these they were soon weary, and desired other books. So it will be with the book of Ecclesiastes, which they now long for, and about which I have taken great pains. All is acceptable until our giddy brains be satisfied; afterwards we let familiar things lie, and seek after new.
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Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
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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.
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In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offense was slain; But the Lord is risen today, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah!
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Our Lord commonly giveth Riches to such gross asses, to whom he affordeth nothing else that is good.
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God has set the type of marriage everywhere throughout the creation. Every creature seeks its perfection in another. The very heavens and earth picture it to us.
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For God does not want to save us by our own but by an extraneous righteousness, one that does not originate in ourselves but comes to us from beyond ourselves, which does not arise on earth but comes from heaven.
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In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life.
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Next to theology I give to music the highest place and honor. And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song.
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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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