Martin Luther quotes

Born
10 November 1483 Eisleben, County of Mansfeld in the Holy Roman Empire.

Died
18 February 1546.

Occupation
Priest, monk.

Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. 

Forgiveness is God’s command.
– Martin Luther

Pray, and let God worry.
– Martin Luther

Reason is the enemy of faith.
– Martin Luther

Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
– Martin Luther

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
– Martin Luther

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
– Martin Luther

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

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
– Martin Luther

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
– Martin Luther

To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
– Martin Luther

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

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
– Martin Luther

The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
– Martin Luther

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.
– Martin Luther

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

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.
– Martin Luther

Nothing good ever comes of violence.
– Martin Luther

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
– Martin Luther

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

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
– Martin Luther

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
– Martin Luther

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
– Martin Luther

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

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

The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
– Martin Luther

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
– Martin Luther