Posted on: November 9th, 2007 Martin Luther Quotations

 “We are beggars. This is true.” (Luther’s last words)

“Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong. Sin boldly, but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world.”

“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”

“The fewer the words, the better the prayer.”

“Reason is the enemy of faith.”

“There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.”

“Christians are rare people on earth.”

“Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail”

“I never work better than when I am inspired by anger; for when I am angry, I can write, pray, and preach well, for then my whole temperament is quickened, my understandingsharpened, and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.”

“Who loves not women, wine and song, Remains a fool his whole life long.”

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

“Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful.”

“The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing, who would ever have been spared?”

“Who waits until circumstances completely favor his undertaking will never accomplish anything.”

“Faith does not inquire whether there are good works to be done, but even before asking questions, faith has done the works already.”

“He who believes in God is not careful for the morrow, but labors joyfully and with a great heart. “For He giveth His beloved, as in sleep.” They must work and watch, yet never be careful or anxious, but commit all to Him, and live in serene tranquility; with a quiet heart, as one who sleeps safely and quietly.”

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