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Quote: The hair is the finest ornament women have. Of old, virgins used to wear it loose, except when they were in mourning. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The hair is the finest ornament women have. Of old, virgins used to wear it loose, except when they were in mourning.






Quote: Take this to heart and doubt not that you are the one who killed Christ. Your sins certainly did, and when you see the nails driven through his hands, be sure that you are pondering, and when the thorns pierce his brow, know that they are your evil thoughts. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Take this to heart and doubt not that you are the one who killed Christ. Your sins certainly did, and when you see the nails driven through his hands, be sure that you are pondering, and when the thorns pierce his brow, know that they are your evil thoughts.




Quote: The more a person loves, the closer he approaches the image of God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The more a person loves, the closer he approaches the image of God.


Quote: The Bible is the book that makes fools of the wise of this world; it is only understood by the plain and simple hearted. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The Bible is the book that makes fools of the wise of this world; it is only understood by the plain and simple hearted.




Quote: Being by his faith replaced afresh in paradise and created anew, he (the believer)does not need works for his justification, but that he may not be idle, but that he may exercise his own body and preserve it. His works are to be done freely, with the sole object of pleasing God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote; white text on black background

Being by his faith replaced afresh in paradise and created anew, he (the believer)does not need works for his justification, but that he may not be idle, but that he may exercise his own body and preserve it. His works are to be done freely, with the sole object of pleasing God.


Quote: The first duty of the gospel preacher is to declare God's law and to show the nature of sin. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The first duty of the gospel preacher is to declare God's law and to show the nature of sin.


Quote: Did I not tell you earlier that a Jew is such a noble, precious jewel that God and all the angels dance when he farts? by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Did I not tell you earlier that a Jew is such a noble, precious jewel that God and all the angels dance when he farts?


Quote: To pray well is the better half of study. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

To pray well is the better half of study.


Quote: The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.


Quote: The heart of religion lies in its personal pronouns. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The heart of religion lies in its personal pronouns.


Quote: That the Creator himself comes to us and becomes our ransom -- this is the reason for our rejoicing. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

That the Creator himself comes to us and becomes our ransom -- this is the reason for our rejoicing.


Quote: One learns more of Christ in being married and rearing children than in several lifetimes spent in study in a monastery. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

One learns more of Christ in being married and rearing children than in several lifetimes spent in study in a monastery.


Quote: As concerning faith we ought to be invincible, and more hard, if it might be, than the adamant stone; but as touching charity, we ought to be soft, and more flexible than the reed or leaf that is shaken with the wind, and ready to yield to everything. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

As concerning faith we ought to be invincible, and more hard, if it might be, than the adamant stone; but as touching charity, we ought to be soft, and more flexible than the reed or leaf that is shaken with the wind, and ready to yield to everything.


Quote: Faith, like light, should always be simple and unbending; while love, like warmth, should beam forth on every side, and bend to every necessity of our brethren. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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






Quote: Every occupation has its own honor before God. Ordinary work is a divine vocation or calling. In our daily work no matter how important or mundane we serve God by serving the neighbor and we also participate in God's on-going providence for the human race. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Every occupation has its own honor before God. Ordinary work is a divine vocation or calling. In our daily work no matter how important or mundane we serve God by serving the neighbor and we also participate in God's on-going providence for the human race.




Quote: The great unthankfulness, contempt of God's word, and wilfulness of the world, make me fear that the divine light will soon cease to shine on man, for God's word has ever had its certain course. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The great unthankfulness, contempt of God's word, and wilfulness of the world, make me fear that the divine light will soon cease to shine on man, for God's word has ever had its certain course.


Quote: Even if all the world were to combine forces, they could not bring about the conception of a single child in any woman's womb nor cause it to be born; that is wholly the work of God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Even if all the world were to combine forces, they could not bring about the conception of a single child in any woman's womb nor cause it to be born; that is wholly the work of God.


Quote: Though in midst of life we be
Snares of death surround us. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Though in midst of life we be
Snares of death surround us.


Quote: Isaiah calls the Church barren because her children are born without effort by the Word of faith through the Spirit of God. It is a matter of birth, not of exertion. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Isaiah calls the Church barren because her children are born without effort by the Word of faith through the Spirit of God. It is a matter of birth, not of exertion.


Quote: Twas a special gift of God that speech was given to mankind; for through the Word, and not by force, wisdom governs. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Twas a special gift of God that speech was given to mankind; for through the Word, and not by force, wisdom governs.


Quote: The highest and most precious treasure we receive of God is, that we can speak, hear, see, etc.; but how few acknowledge these as God's special gifts, much less give God thanks for them. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The highest and most precious treasure we receive of God is, that we can speak, hear, see, etc.; but how few acknowledge these as God's special gifts, much less give God thanks for them.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote; white text on black background

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.




Quote: The devil and temptations also do give occasion unto us somewhat to learn and understand the Scriptures, by experience and practice. Without trials and temptations we should never understand anything thereof; no, not although we diligently read and heard the same. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The devil and temptations also do give occasion unto us somewhat to learn and understand the Scriptures, by experience and practice. Without trials and temptations we should never understand anything thereof; no, not although we diligently read and heard the same.




Quote: I have so many things to do today, I dare not ignore my time with God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I have so many things to do today, I dare not ignore my time with God.


Quote: Lord God...use me as Your instrument -- but do not forsake me, for if ever I should be on my own, I would easily wreck it all. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Lord God...use me as Your instrument -- but do not forsake me, for if ever I should be on my own, I would easily wreck it all.




Quote: All creatures are merely veils under which God hides Himself and deals with us. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

All creatures are merely veils under which God hides Himself and deals with us.




Quote: Nothing is more unbecoming to a teacher of the Word than flippancy. He must be serious and should not act like a clown. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Nothing is more unbecoming to a teacher of the Word than flippancy. He must be serious and should not act like a clown.


Quote: God wants us to pray, and he wants to hear our prayers-not because we are worthy, but because he is merciful. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

God wants us to pray, and he wants to hear our prayers-not because we are worthy, but because he is merciful.


Quote: We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands.


Quote: He that has but one word of God before him, and out of that word cannot make a sermon, can never be a preacher. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

He that has but one word of God before him, and out of that word cannot make a sermon, can never be a preacher.


Quote: One thing, and only one thing, is necessary for Christian life, righteousness, and freedom. That one thing is the most holy Word of God, the gospel of Christ. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

One thing, and only one thing, is necessary for Christian life, righteousness, and freedom. That one thing is the most holy Word of God, the gospel of Christ.


Quote: You may as well quit reading and hearing the Word of God, and give it to the devil, if you do not desire to live according to it. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

You may as well quit reading and hearing the Word of God, and give it to the devil, if you do not desire to live according to it.


Quote: Thus every matter, if it is to be done well, calls for the attention of the whole person. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Thus every matter, if it is to be done well, calls for the attention of the whole person.


Quote: Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women? by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?

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Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women? The sun, the moon, and the stars have been worshiped. Shall we then pluck them out of the sky? ...see how much he God has been able to accomplish through me, though I did no more than pray and preach. The Word did it all. Had I wished I might have started a conflagration at Worms. But while I sat still and drank beer with Philip and Amsdorf, God dealt the papacy a mighty blow.


Quote: There is no gown or garment that worse becomes a woman than when she will be wise. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

There is no gown or garment that worse becomes a woman than when she will be wise.


Quote: It cannot, indeed, be denied, that a good man is more worthy of love than a bad one. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

It cannot, indeed, be denied, that a good man is more worthy of love than a bad one.


Quote: To worship God in spirit is the service and homage of the heart, and implies fear of God and trust in Him. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

To worship God in spirit is the service and homage of the heart, and implies fear of God and trust in Him.


Quote: The organ in the worship service is a sign of Baal. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The organ in the worship service is a sign of Baal.


Quote: When God contemplates some great work, He begins it by the hand of some poor, weak, human creature, to whom He afterwards gives aid. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

When God contemplates some great work, He begins it by the hand of some poor, weak, human creature, to whom He afterwards gives aid.


Quote: The priest is not made. He must be born a priest; must inherit his office. I refer to the new birth-the birth of water and the Spirit. Thus all Christians must became priests, children of God and co-heirs with Christ the Most High Priest. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The priest is not made. He must be born a priest; must inherit his office. I refer to the new birth-the birth of water and the Spirit. Thus all Christians must became priests, children of God and co-heirs with Christ the Most High Priest.


Quote: It is essentially wholesome and necessary, for a Christian to know, whether or not the will does any thing in those things which pertain unto Salvation. Nay, let me tell you, this is the very hinge upon which our discussion turns. It is the very heart of the subject. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote; white text on black background

It is essentially wholesome and necessary, for a Christian to know, whether or not the will does any thing in those things which pertain unto Salvation. Nay, let me tell you, this is the very hinge upon which our discussion turns. It is the very heart of the subject.


Quote: If it were art to overcome heresy with fire, the executioners would be the most learned doctors on earth. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

If it were art to overcome heresy with fire, the executioners would be the most learned doctors on earth.


Quote: Heretics are not to be disputed with, but to be condemned unheard, and whilst they perish by fire, the faithful ought to pursue the evil to its source, and bathe their heads in the blood of the Catholic bishops, and of the Pope, who is the devil in disguise. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Heretics are not to be disputed with, but to be condemned unheard, and whilst they perish by fire, the faithful ought to pursue the evil to its source, and bathe their heads in the blood of the Catholic bishops, and of the Pope, who is the devil in disguise.


Quote: Heretics cannot themselves appear good unless they depict the Church as evil, false, and mendacious. They alone wish to be esteemed as the good, but the Church must be made to appear evil in every respect. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Heretics cannot themselves appear good unless they depict the Church as evil, false, and mendacious. They alone wish to be esteemed as the good, but the Church must be made to appear evil in every respect.


Quote: All the passages in the Holy Scriptures that mention assistance are they that do away with free-will, and these are countless...For grace is needed, and the help of grace is given, because free-will can do nothing. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

All the passages in the Holy Scriptures that mention assistance are they that do away with free-will, and these are countless...For grace is needed, and the help of grace is given, because free-will can do nothing.


Quote: The fool will upset the whole science of astronomy, but as the Holy Scripture shows, it was the sun and not the earth which Joshua ordered to stand still. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The fool will upset the whole science of astronomy, but as the Holy Scripture shows, it was the sun and not the earth which Joshua ordered to stand still.


Quote: Let the man who would hear God speak, read Holy Scriptures. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Let the man who would hear God speak, read Holy Scriptures.




Quote: Thus God's work and His eyes are in the depths, but man's only in the height. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Thus God's work and His eyes are in the depths, but man's only in the height.


Quote: The veneration of Mary is inscribed in the very depths of the human heart. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The veneration of Mary is inscribed in the very depths of the human heart.


Quote: A large number of deaf, crippled and blind people are afflicted solely through the malice of the demon. And one must in no wise doubt that plagues, fevers and every sort of evil come from him. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

A large number of deaf, crippled and blind people are afflicted solely through the malice of the demon. And one must in no wise doubt that plagues, fevers and every sort of evil come from him.


Quote: We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.


Quote: If I had to refute all the other articles of the Jewish faith, I should be obliged to write against them as much and for as long a time as they have used for inventing their lies -- that is, longer than two thousand years. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

If I had to refute all the other articles of the Jewish faith, I should be obliged to write against them as much and for as long a time as they have used for inventing their lies -- that is, longer than two thousand years.


Quote: Christians are to be taught that the pope would and should wish to give of his own money, even though he had to sell the basilica of St. Peter, to many of those from whom certain hawkers of indulgences cajole money. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Christians are to be taught that the pope would and should wish to give of his own money, even though he had to sell the basilica of St. Peter, to many of those from whom certain hawkers of indulgences cajole money.


Quote: What are the things we should pray for? First, our personal troubles...The greatest trouble we can ever know is thinking that we have no trouble for we can become hard-hearted and insensible to what is inside of us. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

What are the things we should pray for? First, our personal troubles...The greatest trouble we can ever know is thinking that we have no trouble for we can become hard-hearted and insensible to what is inside of us.


Quote: Whoever sees Christ as a mirror of the Father's heart, actually walks through the world with new eyes. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Whoever sees Christ as a mirror of the Father's heart, actually walks through the world with new eyes.


Quote: Of all deadly sins, this is the most deadly, namely, that any one should think he is not guilty of a damnable and deadly sin before God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Of all deadly sins, this is the most deadly, namely, that any one should think he is not guilty of a damnable and deadly sin before God.


Quote: Human nature is like a drunk peasant. Lift him into the saddle on one side, over he topples on the other side. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Human nature is like a drunk peasant. Lift him into the saddle on one side, over he topples on the other side.


Quote: This doctrine (justification) is the head and the cornerstone. It alone begets, nourishes, builds, preserves, and defends the church of God and without it the church of God cannot exist for one hour. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

This doctrine (justification) is the head and the cornerstone. It alone begets, nourishes, builds, preserves, and defends the church of God and without it the church of God cannot exist for one hour.


Quote: A penny saved is better than a penny earned. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

A penny saved is better than a penny earned.




Quote: Prayer, study, and suffering make a pastor. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Prayer, study, and suffering make a pastor.


Quote: We are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs 'down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.' by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

We are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs 'down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.'




Quote: Maternity is a glorious thing, since all mankind has been conceived, born, and nourished of women. All human laws should encourage the multiplication of families. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Maternity is a glorious thing, since all mankind has been conceived, born, and nourished of women. All human laws should encourage the multiplication of families.


Quote: So great are the effectiveness and power of the Word of God that the more it is persecuted the more it flourishes and grows. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

So great are the effectiveness and power of the Word of God that the more it is persecuted the more it flourishes and grows.


Quote: I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard. And, what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the economic plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard. And, what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the economic plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years.


Quote: How great, therefore, the wickedness of human nature is! How many girls there are who prevent conception and kill and expel tender fetuses, although procreation is the work of God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

How great, therefore, the wickedness of human nature is! How many girls there are who prevent conception and kill and expel tender fetuses, although procreation is the work of God.


Quote: Whoever wishes to be a Christian, let him pluck out the eyes of his reason. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Whoever wishes to be a Christian, let him pluck out the eyes of his reason.


Quote: In many countries there are particular places to which devils more especially resort. In Prussia there is an infinite number of evil spirits. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

In many countries there are particular places to which devils more especially resort. In Prussia there is an infinite number of evil spirits.


Quote: Demons live in many lands, but particularly in Prussia. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Demons live in many lands, but particularly in Prussia.


Quote: The Psalms are a Little Bible, wherein everything contained in the entire Bible is beautifully and briefly comprehended. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The Psalms are a Little Bible, wherein everything contained in the entire Bible is beautifully and briefly comprehended.


Quote: Music is to be praised as second only to the Word of God because by her all the emotions are swayed. That is why there are so many songs and psalms. This precious gift has been bestowed on men alone to remind them that they are created to praise and magnify the Lord. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote; white text on black background

Music is to be praised as second only to the Word of God because by her all the emotions are swayed. That is why there are so many songs and psalms. This precious gift has been bestowed on men alone to remind them that they are created to praise and magnify the Lord.






Quote: That is what Reason can neither grasp nor endure, and what has offended all these men of outstanding talent who have been so received for so many centuries. Here they demand that God should act according to human justice, and do what seems right to them or else cease to be God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote; white text on black background

That is what Reason can neither grasp nor endure, and what has offended all these men of outstanding talent who have been so received for so many centuries. Here they demand that God should act according to human justice, and do what seems right to them or else cease to be God.


Quote: The great event on Calvary ... is an eternal reminder to a power drunk generation that love is the most durable power in the world, and that it is at bottom the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. Only through achieving this love can you expect to matriculate into the university of eternal life. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote: The great event on Calvary ... is an eternal reminder to a power drunk generation that love is the most durable power in the world, and that it is at bottom the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. Only through achieving this love can you expect to matriculate into the university of eternal life.- black text on quotes background

The great event on Calvary ... is an eternal reminder to a power drunk generation that love is the most durable power in the world, and that it is at bottom the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. Only through achieving this love can you expect to matriculate into the university of eternal life.


Quote: I ask for the Scripture, and Eck offers me the Fathers. I ask for the sun, and he shows me his lanterns. I ask, where is your Scripture proof? and he adduces Ambrose and Cyril... With all due respect to the Fathers, I prefer the authority of Scripture. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I ask for the Scripture, and Eck offers me the Fathers. I ask for the sun, and he shows me his lanterns. I ask, where is your Scripture proof? and he adduces Ambrose and Cyril... With all due respect to the Fathers, I prefer the authority of Scripture.




Quote: Our Lord God doeth work like a printer who setteth the letters backwards; we see and feel well his setting, but we shall see the print yonder -- in the life to come. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Our Lord God doeth work like a printer who setteth the letters backwards; we see and feel well his setting, but we shall see the print yonder -- in the life to come.


Quote: He who wholly renounces himself, and relies not on mere human reason, will make good progress in the Scriptures; but the world comprehends them not, from ignorance of that mortification which is the gift of God's word. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

He who wholly renounces himself, and relies not on mere human reason, will make good progress in the Scriptures; but the world comprehends them not, from ignorance of that mortification which is the gift of God's word.


Quote: Many sweat to reconcile St Paul and St James, but in vain. 'Faith justifies' and 'faith does not justify' contradict each other flatly. If any one can harmonize them I will give him my doctor's hood and let him call me a fool. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Many sweat to reconcile St Paul and St James, but in vain. 'Faith justifies' and 'faith does not justify' contradict each other flatly. If any one can harmonize them I will give him my doctor's hood and let him call me a fool.


Quote: Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.


Quote: There is no rustic so rude but that, if he dreams or fancies anything, it must be the whisper of the Holy Ghost, and he himself a prophet. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

There is no rustic so rude but that, if he dreams or fancies anything, it must be the whisper of the Holy Ghost, and he himself a prophet.


Quote: For I shall never advise a heathen or a Turk, let alone a Christian, to attack another or begin war. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

For I shall never advise a heathen or a Turk, let alone a Christian, to attack another or begin war.


Quote: The slender capacity of man's heart cannot comprehend the unfathomable depth and burning zeal of God's love toward us. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The slender capacity of man's heart cannot comprehend the unfathomable depth and burning zeal of God's love toward us.


Quote: Like the early Christians, we must move into a sometime hostile world armed with the revolutionary gospel of Jesus Christ. With this powerful gospel we shall boldly challenge the status quo. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Like the early Christians, we must move into a sometime hostile world armed with the revolutionary gospel of Jesus Christ. With this powerful gospel we shall boldly challenge the status quo.


Quote: I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God. Music drives away the Devil and makes people joyful; they forget thereby all wrath, unchastity, arrogance, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote; white text on black background

I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God. Music drives away the Devil and makes people joyful; they forget thereby all wrath, unchastity, arrogance, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.


Quote: God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.


Quote: Your work is a very sacred matter. God delights in it, and through it, He wants to best His blessings on you. This praise of work should be inscribed on all tools, on the forehead and the faces that sweat from toiling. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Your work is a very sacred matter. God delights in it, and through it, He wants to best His blessings on you. This praise of work should be inscribed on all tools, on the forehead and the faces that sweat from toiling.


Quote: Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief.


Quote: If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God's will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God's will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.


Quote: Grace remits sin, and peace quiets the conscience. Sin and conscience torment us, but Christ has overcome these fiends now and forever. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Grace remits sin, and peace quiets the conscience. Sin and conscience torment us, but Christ has overcome these fiends now and forever.




Quote: Our suffering is not worthy the name of suffering. When I consider my crosses, tribulations, and temptations, I shame myself almost to death, thinking what are they in 
 comparison of the sufferings of my blessed Savior Christ Jesus. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Our suffering is not worthy the name of suffering. When I consider my crosses, tribulations, and temptations, I shame myself almost to death, thinking what are they in
comparison of the sufferings of my blessed Savior Christ Jesus.


Quote: Next to theology I give to music the highest place and honor. And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Next to theology I give to music the highest place and honor. And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song.


Quote: Faith is a free surrenderand a joyous wager on the unseen, unknown, untested goodness of God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Faith is a free surrenderand a joyous wager on the unseen, unknown, untested goodness of God.


Quote: That which the sober man keeps in his breast, the drunken man lets out at the lips. Astute people, when they want to ascertain a man's true character, make him drunk. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

That which the sober man keeps in his breast, the drunken man lets out at the lips. Astute people, when they want to ascertain a man's true character, make him drunk.


Quote: The Holy Ghost has called me by the gospel and illuminated me with his gifts and sanctified and preserved me in the true faith. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The Holy Ghost has called me by the gospel and illuminated me with his gifts and sanctified and preserved me in the true faith.


Quote: True faith will no more fail to produce good works than the sun can cease to give light. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

True faith will no more fail to produce good works than the sun can cease to give light.


Quote: All who call on God in true faith...will certainly be heard. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

All who call on God in true faith...will certainly be heard.


Quote: Bewilderment is the true comprehension. Not to know where you are going is the true knowledge. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Bewilderment is the true comprehension. Not to know where you are going is the true knowledge.


Quote: Feelings come, and feelings go, and feelings are deceiving. My warrant is the Word of God, naught else is worth believing. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Feelings come, and feelings go, and feelings are deceiving. My warrant is the Word of God, naught else is worth believing.


Quote: A man must be able to affirm, I know for certain, that what I teach is the only Word of the high Majesty of God in heaven, his final conclusion and everlasting, unchangeable truth, and whatsoever concurs and agrees not with this doctrine, is altogether false, and spun by the devil. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote: A man must be able to affirm, I know for certain, that what I teach is the only Word of the high Majesty of God in heaven, his final conclusion and everlasting, unchangeable truth, and whatsoever concurs and agrees not with this doctrine, is altogether false, and spun by the devil.- black text on quotes background

A man must be able to affirm, I know for certain, that what I teach is the only Word of the high Majesty of God in heaven, his final conclusion and everlasting, unchangeable truth, and whatsoever concurs and agrees not with this doctrine, is altogether false, and spun by the devil.


Quote: I'll trust in God's unchanging Word, till soul and body sever. For though all things pass away, His Word shall stand forever. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I'll trust in God's unchanging Word, till soul and body sever. For though all things pass away, His Word shall stand forever.


Quote: The worship of God....should be free at table, in private rooms, downstairs, upstairs, at home, abroad, in all places, by all peoples, at all times. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The worship of God....should be free at table, in private rooms, downstairs, upstairs, at home, abroad, in all places, by all peoples, at all times.




Quote: It did not please me, either, that the Christians and the princes were driven, urged, and irritated into attacking the Turk and making war on him, before they amended their own ways and lived like true Christians. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

It did not please me, either, that the Christians and the princes were driven, urged, and irritated into attacking the Turk and making war on him, before they amended their own ways and lived like true Christians.


Quote: The Holy Ghost must here be our only master and tutor. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The Holy Ghost must here be our only master and tutor.


Quote: Nothing is more sweet than harmony in marriage, and nothing more distressing than dissension. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Nothing is more sweet than harmony in marriage, and nothing more distressing than dissension.


Quote: God's entire divine nature is wholly and entirely in all creatures, more deeply, more inwardly, more present than the creature is to itself. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

God's entire divine nature is wholly and entirely in all creatures, more deeply, more inwardly, more present than the creature is to itself.


Quote: It is necessary to understand that Black Power is a cry of disappointment. The Black Power slogan did not spring full grown from the head of some philosophical Zeus. It was born from the wounds of despair and disappointment. It is a cry of daily hurt and persistent pain. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote; white text on black background

It is necessary to understand that Black Power is a cry of disappointment. The Black Power slogan did not spring full grown from the head of some philosophical Zeus. It was born from the wounds of despair and disappointment. It is a cry of daily hurt and persistent pain.


Quote: I have done nothing; the Word has done and accomplished everything.... I let the Word do its work! by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I have done nothing; the Word has done and accomplished everything.... I let the Word do its work!


Quote: Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness, I am your sin. You took on you what was mine; yet set on me what was yours. You became what you were not, that I might become what I was not. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness, I am your sin. You took on you what was mine; yet set on me what was yours. You became what you were not, that I might become what I was not.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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.


Quote: Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness.


Quote: Pray, and let God worry. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Pray, and let God worry.


Quote: None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience.


Quote: I had rather be in hell with Christ, than be in heaven without him. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I had rather be in hell with Christ, than be in heaven without him.




Quote: He who loves not women, wine, and song Remains a fool his whole life long. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

He who loves not women, wine, and song Remains a fool his whole life long.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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.


Quote: I often laugh at Satan, and there is nothing that makes him so angry as when I attack him to his face, and tell him that through God I am more than a match for him. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I often laugh at Satan, and there is nothing that makes him so angry as when I attack him to his face, and tell him that through God I am more than a match for him.


Quote: The Devil fears the word of God, He can't bite it; it breaks his teeth. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The Devil fears the word of God, He can't bite it; it breaks his teeth.


Quote: The devil is God's ape! by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The devil is God's ape!


Quote: An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body, for the service of Christendom and of the church. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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


Quote: The devil should not be allowed to keep all the best tunes for himself. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The devil should not be allowed to keep all the best tunes for himself.


Quote: I was born to fight devils and factions. It is my business to remove obstacles, to cut down thorns, to fill up quagmires and to open and make straight paths. If I must have some failing let me rather speak the truth with too great sincerity than once to act the hypocrite and conceal the truth. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote: I was born to fight devils and factions. It is my business to remove obstacles, to cut down thorns, to fill up quagmires and to open and make straight paths. If I must have some failing let me rather speak the truth with too great sincerity than once to act the hypocrite and conceal the truth.- black text on quotes background

I was born to fight devils and factions. It is my business to remove obstacles, to cut down thorns, to fill up quagmires and to open and make straight paths. If I must have some failing let me rather speak the truth with too great sincerity than once to act the hypocrite and conceal the truth.


Quote: Also when it is a case of only upholding some spiritual tenet, such as infant baptism, original sin, and unnecessary separation, then ... we conclude that ... the stubborn sectaries must be put to death. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Also when it is a case of only upholding some spiritual tenet, such as infant baptism, original sin, and unnecessary separation, then ... we conclude that ... the stubborn sectaries must be put to death.




Quote: Grace was not given to heal the spiritually sick but to decorate spiritual heroes! by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Grace was not given to heal the spiritually sick but to decorate spiritual heroes!


Quote: The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy.


Quote: Christ is no Moses, no exactor, no giver of laws, but a giver of grace, a Savior; he is infinite mercy and goodness, freely and bountifully given to us. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Christ is no Moses, no exactor, no giver of laws, but a giver of grace, a Savior; he is infinite mercy and goodness, freely and bountifully given to us.


Quote: So, you see, what kept me from rushing in with an answer to you was not the difficulty of so doing, nor pressure of other work, nor the grandeur of your eloquence, nor fear of you, but simply disgust, disinclination, and distaste -- which, if I may say so, express my judgment of your Diatribe. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote: So, you see, what kept me from rushing in with an answer to you was not the difficulty of so doing, nor pressure of other work, nor the grandeur of your eloquence, nor fear of you, but simply disgust, disinclination, and distaste -- which, if I may say so, express my judgment of your Diatribe.- black text on quotes background

So, you see, what kept me from rushing in with an answer to you was not the difficulty of so doing, nor pressure of other work, nor the grandeur of your eloquence, nor fear of you, but simply disgust, disinclination, and distaste -- which, if I may say so, express my judgment of your Diatribe.


Quote: I am of a different mind ten times in the course of a day. But I resist the devil, and often it is with a fart that I chase him away. When he tempts me with silly sins I say, 'Devil, yesterday I broke wind too. Have you written it down on your list? by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I am of a different mind ten times in the course of a day. But I resist the devil, and often it is with a fart that I chase him away. When he tempts me with silly sins I say, 'Devil, yesterday I broke wind too. Have you written it down on your list?


Quote: An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.


Quote: Be careful not to measure your holiness by other people's sins. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Be careful not to measure your holiness by other people's sins.


Quote: I should have no compassion on these witches; I should burn them all. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I should have no compassion on these witches; I should burn them all.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I should have no compassion on these witches; I would burn all of them. We read in the old law that the priests threw the first stone at such malefactors. ’Tis said this stolen butter turns rancid and falls to the ground when any one goes to eat it. He who attempts to counteract and chastise these witches is himself corporeally plagued and tormented by their master the Devil. Sundry schoolmasters and ministers have often experienced this. Our ordinary sins offend and anger God. What then must be his wrath against witchcraft, which we may justly designate high treason against divine majesty,—a revolt against the infinite power of God? The jurisconsults who have so learnedly and pertinently treated of rebellion affirm that the subject who rebels against his sovereign is worthy of death. Does not witchcraft, then, merit death, being a revolt of the creature against the Creator,—a denial to God of the authority it accords to the demon?


Quote: The body they may kill:
God's truth abideth still, 
His Kingdom is forever. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The body they may kill:
God's truth abideth still,
His Kingdom is forever.


Quote: As long as we live there is never enough singing. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

As long as we live there is never enough singing.




Quote: In Switzerland, on a high mountain, not far from Lucerne, there is a lake they call Pilate's Pond, which the Devil has fixed upon as one of the chief residences of his evil spirits. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

In Switzerland, on a high mountain, not far from Lucerne, there is a lake they call Pilate's Pond, which the Devil has fixed upon as one of the chief residences of his evil spirits.


Quote: Each day of the holidays comes bringing its own gifts. 

Open your heart,

Untie the ribbons,

and enjoy the contents!

Were earth a thousand times as fair

Beset with gold and jewels rare

She yet were far too poor to be

A narrow cradle,

Lord, for Thee. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Each day of the holidays comes bringing its own gifts.

Open your heart,

Untie the ribbons,

and enjoy the contents!

Were earth a thousand times as fair

Beset with gold and jewels rare

She yet were far too poor to be

A narrow cradle,

Lord, for Thee.


Quote: Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.


Quote: In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen to-day, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah! by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen to-day, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah!


Quote: Faith is the yes of the heart. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Faith is the yes of the heart.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Faith is the 'yes' of the heart, a conviction on which one stakes one's life.


Quote: Beer is made by men, wine by God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Beer is made by men, wine by God.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Let the wife make her husband glad to come home and let him make her sorry to see him leave. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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


Quote: God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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






Quote: The Church must run the risk of dilution rather than leave the state to the cold light of reason, unwarmed by tenderness. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The Church must run the risk of dilution rather than leave the state to the cold light of reason, unwarmed by tenderness.


Quote: Strange, though I am saved from sin, I am not saved from sinning. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Strange, though I am saved from sin, I am not saved from sinning.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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.


Quote: The Turk is the rod of the wrath of the Lord our God...
...resisting the Turks, whom he presented as a scourge intentionally sent by God to sinning Christians, and that resisting it would have been equivalent to resisting the will of God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The Turk is the rod of the wrath of the Lord our God...
...resisting the Turks, whom he presented as a scourge intentionally sent by God to sinning Christians, and that resisting it would have been equivalent to resisting the will of God.


Quote: Every book is a great action and every great action is a book! by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Every book is a great action and every great action is a book!


Quote: I hate myself, that I cannot believe it so constantly and surely as I should; but no human creature can rightly know how mercifully God is inclined toward those that steadfastly believe in Christ. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I hate myself, that I cannot believe it so constantly and surely as I should; but no human creature can rightly know how mercifully God is inclined toward those that steadfastly believe in Christ.


Quote: At Sussen, the Devil carried off, last Good Friday, three grooms who had devoted themselves to him. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

At Sussen, the Devil carried off, last Good Friday, three grooms who had devoted themselves to him.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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.


Quote: To comfort a sorrowful conscience is much better than to possess many kngdoms; yet the world regards it not; nay, condemns it, calling us rebels, dissturbers of the peace. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

To comfort a sorrowful conscience is much better than to possess many kngdoms; yet the world regards it not; nay, condemns it, calling us rebels, dissturbers of the peace.




Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of Martin Luther quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: How soon not now, becomes never. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

How soon not now, becomes never.


Quote: Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved.


Quote: You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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


Quote: Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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


Quote: To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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


Quote: If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.


Quote: The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else.


Quote: Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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.


Quote: Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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


Quote: The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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


Quote: I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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


Quote: If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Faith is a living, bold trust in God's grace, so certain of God's favour that it would risk death a thousand times trusting in it. Such confidence and knowledge of God's grace makes you happy, joyful and bold in your relationship to God and all creatures. The Holy Spirit makes this happen through faith. Because of it, you freely, willingly and joyfully do good to everyone, serve everyone, suffer all kinds of things, love and praise the God who has shown you such grace.


Quote: Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.


Quote: Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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


Quote: Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.


Quote: People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.


Quote: 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, so help me God. Amen. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

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, so help me God. Amen.


Quote: For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.


Quote: I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist.


Quote: Peace if possible, truth at all costs. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

Peace if possible, truth at all costs.


Quote: I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.


Quote: You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther with quote

You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.


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