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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Is it not wonderful news to believe that salvation lies outside ourselves?
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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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The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy.
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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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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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Next to faith this is the highest art - to be content with the calling in which God has placed you.
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Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works.
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To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
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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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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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The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.
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We all carry about in our pockets His very nails.
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Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
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A lie is like a snowball: the further you roll it the bigger it becomes.
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I feel as if Jesus Christ died only yesterday.
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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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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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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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Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime.
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Forgiveness is God's command.
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For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
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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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If thou art wise thou knowest thine own ignorance; and thou art ignorant if thou knowest not thyself.
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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.
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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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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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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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There is no more lovely, friendly or charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage.
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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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Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.
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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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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?
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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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To do so no more is the truest repentance.
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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.
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The devil does not stay where music is.
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The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.
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You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
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Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
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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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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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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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In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life.
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The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
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Sin is, essentially, a departure from God.
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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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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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Total Quotes Found: 129