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Martin Luther Quotes

(1483-1546), German Leader of the Protestant Reformation

An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church.

Category: Angels

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.

Category: Anger

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

Category: Belief

First I shake the whole [Apple] tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.

Category: Bible

No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.

Category: Blood

The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.

Category: Books And Reading

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.

Category: Brevity

Christians are rare people on earth.

Category: Christians And Christianity

Christian life consists of faith and charity.

Category: Christians And Christianity

Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.

Category: Churches

The Devil beget darkness; darkness beget ignorance; ignorance beget error and his brethren; error beget free-will and presumption; free-will beget works; works beget forgetfulness of God; forgetfulness beget transgression; transgression beget superstition; superstition beget satisfaction; satisfaction beget the mass-offering; the mass-offering beget the priest; the priest beget unbelief; unbelief beget hypocrisy; hypocrisy beget traffic in offerings for gain; traffic in offerings for gain beget Purgatory; Purgatory beget the annual solemn vigils; the annual vigils beget church-livings; church-livings beget avarice; avarice beget swelling superfluity; swelling superfluity beget fulness; fulness beget rage; rage beget license; license beget empire and domination; domination beget pomp; pomp beget ambition; ambition beget simony; simony beget the pope and his brethren, about the time of the Babylonish captivity.

Category: Consequences

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

Category: Courage

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

Category: Death And Dying

The devil is God's ape!

Category: Devil

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

Category: Devotions