Martin Luther Quotes






"The truth is, I am all sin."

"Pray, and let God worry."

Faith and God live together.

"Reason is the enemy of faith."

"Every evening brings us nearer God."

"Nothing good ever comes of violence."

"I would rather obey than work miracles."

"Sin is essentially a departure from God."

"If I had no sin I should not need Christ."

"Christian life consists of faith and charity."

"Blood alone moves the wheels of history."

"The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid."

"Faith cannot help doing good works constantly."

"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope."

"The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride."

"The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious."

"The law discovers the disease. The gospel gives the remedy."

"No, Satan, you cannot delude me into thinking I am holy."

"I more fear what is within me than what comes from without."

"Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see."

"Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding."

"Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God."

"Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes."

"You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say."

"Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon."

"Yes, to have a god means to trust and to believe in Him with your whole heart."

"Wealth is the smallest thing on earth, the least gift that God has bestowed on mankind."

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

"Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying."

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

"God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars."

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

"To bestow peace and grace lies in the province of God, who alone can create these blessings."

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

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

"Thus, it is just as impossible to separate faith and works as it is to separate heat and light from fire!"

"Ask God to work faith in you, or you will remain forever without faith, no matter what you wish, say or can do."

To have a god means this: You expect to receive all good things from it and turn to it in every time of trouble.

"Faith is a living, bold trust in God's grace, so certain of God's favor that it would risk death a thousand times trusting in it."

"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 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."

"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."

"Count it one of the highest virtues upon earth to educate faithfully the children of others, which so few, and scarcely any, do by their own."

"Faith, like light, should ever be simple and unbending; while love, like warmth, should beam forth on every side, and bend to every necessity of our brethren."

"I do not bother my head with speculations about the nature of God. I simply attach myself to the human Christ, and I find joy and peace, and the wisdom of God in Him."

"In His death He is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins; in the resurrection, a conqueror; in the ascension, a king; in the intercession, a high priest."

"Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?"

"Practice this knowledge and fortify yourself against despair, particularly in the last hour, when the memory of past sins assails the conscience. Say with confidence: 'Christ, the Son of God, was given not for the righteous, but for sinners."

"The prosperity of a country depends, not on the abundance of its revenues, nor on the strength of its fortifications, nor on the beauty of its public buildings; but it consists in the number of its cultivated citizens, in its men of education, enlightenment, and character; here are to be found its true interest, its chief strength, its real power."

"True Christian theology does not inquire into the nature of God, but into Godís purpose and will in Christ, whom God incorporated in our flesh to live and to die for our sins. There is nothing more dangerous than to speculate about the incomprehensible power, wisdom, and majesty of God when the conscience is in turmoil over sin. To do so is to lose God altogether because God becomes intolerable when we seek to measure and to comprehend His infinite majesty."

"My sins are not imaginary transgressions, but sins against the first table, unbelief, doubt, despair, contempt, hatred, ignorance of God, ingratitude towards Him, misuse of His name, neglect of His Word, etc.; and sins against the second table, dishonor of parents, disobedience of government, coveting of another's possessions, etc. Granted that I have not committed murder, adultery, theft, and similar sins in deed, nevertheless I have committed them in the heart, and therefore I am a transgressor of all the commandments of God."

"Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen."

Compiled by Thomas George
editor@Wisdom-of-the-Wise.com