Quotes by Martin Luther

Martin Luther

No other God have I but thee, born in a manger, died on a tree.

Martin Luther
In a word, the Holy Scripture is the highest and best of books, abounding in comfort under all afflictions and trials. It teaches us to see, to feel, to grasp, and to comprehend faith, hope, and charity, far otherwise than mere human reason can; and while evil oppresses us, it teaches how these virtues throw light upon the darkness, and how, after this poor, miserable existence of ours on earth, there is another and an eternal life.
Martin Luther

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

Martin Luther
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Martin Luther

Whatever man loves, that is his god. For he carries it in his heart; he goes about with it night and day; he sleeps and wakes with it, be it what it may - wealth or self, pleasure or renown.

Martin Luther
What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good...
Martin Luther

Music must be supported by the king and the princes, for the maintenance of the arts is their duty no less than the maintenance of the laws.

Martin Luther
Christianity can be summed up in the two terms faith and love...receiving from above [faith] and giving out below [love].
Martin Luther

Pure Christian love is not derived from the merit of the object.

Martin Luther
The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.