Quotation Explorer - 'Martin Luther'

There are two days in my calendar: This day and that Day. - Martin Luther
We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone. - Martin Luther
In his life Christ is an example showingus how to live in his death he is a sacrifice satisfying our sins in his resurrection a conqueror in his ascension a king in his intercession a high priest. - Martin Luther
They are trying to make me into a fixed star. I am an irregular planet. - Martin Luther
He who sleeps does not sin. - Martin Luther
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. - Martin Luther
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther
Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God, your functional savior. - Martin Luther
Strange, though I am saved from sin, I am not saved from sinning. - Martin Luther
Pray, and let God worry. - Martin Luther
If I go back home to Wittenberg, I'll lie down in a coffin and give the maggots a fat doctor to eat. - Martin Luther
Thus, dear friends, I have said it clearly enough, and I believe you ought to understand it and not make liberty a law... - Martin Luther
There never yet have been, nor are there now, too many good books. - Martin Luther
Unless I am convinced by proofs from Scriptures or by plain and clear reasons and arguments, I can and will not retract, for it is neither safe nor wise to do anything against conscience. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen. - Martin Luther
True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue. - Martin Luther
I am bound by conscience and the word of God. Therefore I can and will recant nothing, because to act against one's conscience is neither safe nor salutary. Here I stad. I can do no ether. So help me God. - Martin Luther
Thus every matter, if it is to be done well, calls for the attention of the whole person. - Martin Luther
You have as much laughter as you have faith. - Martin Luther
Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer! - Martin Luther
If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write. - Martin Luther
If God were willing to sell His grace, we would accept it more quickly and gladly than when He offers it for nothing. - Martin Luther
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.. - Martin Luther
I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer. - Martin Luther
The heart overflows with gladness, and leaps and dances for the joy it has found in God. In this experience the Holy Spirit is active, and has taught us in the flash of a moment the deep secret of joy. You will have as much joy and laughter in life as you have faith in God. - Martin Luther
This grace of God is a very great, strong, mighty and active thing. It does not lie asleep in the soul. Grace hears, leads, drives, draws, changes, works all in man, and lets itself be distinctly felt and experienced. It is hidden, but its works are evident. - Martin Luther
Everything bad in the Old Testament (and there's a lot) is there to point out our sin, while everything good in the Old Testament is there to point us to our Savior. - Martin Luther
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven. - Martin Luther
It is pleasing to God whenever you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart. - Martin Luther
Those speak foolishly who ascribe their anger or their impatience to such as offend them or to tribulation. Tribulation does not make people impatient, but proves that they are impatient. So everyone may learn from tribulation how his heart is constituted. - Martin Luther
The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest. - Martin Luther
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary. - Martin Luther
Everything that is done in this world is done by hope. - Martin Luther
Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly. - 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
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
The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship. - Martin Luther
Preach [and live] as if Jesus was crucified yesterday, rose from the dead today, and is returning tomorrow. - Martin Luther
The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands - Martin Luther
Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music. - Martin Luther
All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word. - Martin Luther
For all works and things, which are either commanded or forbidden by God and thus have been instituted by the supreme Majesty, are 'musts.' Nevertheless, no one should be dragged to them or away from them by the hair, for I can drive no man to heaven or beat him into it with a club. - Martin Luther
There is no person on earth so bad that he does not have something about him that is praiseworthy. Why is it, then, that we leave the good out of sight and feast our eyes on the unclean things? It is as though we enjoyed only looking at if you will pardon the expression a man's behind. - Martin Luther
I have covenanted with my Lord that He should not send visions, or dreams or even angels! I am content with this gift of the Scriptures, which teaches and supplies all that is necessary both for this life and that which is to come. - Martin Luther
Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness. - Martin Luther
No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes. - Martin Luther
Every book is a great action and every great action is a book! - Martin Luther
Here stand I. I can do no other. - Martin Luther
What would it profit us to possess and perform everything else and be like pure saints, if we meanwhile neglected our chief purpose in life, namely, the care of the young? - Martin Luther
I cannot choose but adhere to the word of God, which has possession of my conscience; nor can I possibly, nor will I even make any recantation, since it is neither safe nor honest to act contrary to conscience! Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise, so help me God! Amen. - Martin Luther
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable. - Martin Luther
Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God. - Martin Luther
In the midst of the affliction He counsels, strengthens confirms, nourishes, and favors us.... More over, when we have repented, He instantly remits the sins as well as the punishments. In the same manner parents ought to handle their children. - 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. God help me. Amen. - Martin Luther
Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. - Martin Luther
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. - Martin Luther
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