Next to theology I give music the highest place of honor.
God may delay, but He always comes.
I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years.
God doesn't slack his promises because of our sins or hasten them because of our righteousness. He pays no attention to either.
Against the flying ball no valor avails.
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.
I would not have preachers torment their hearers, and detain them with long and tedious preaching.
Once sure that the doctrine we teach is God's Word, once certain of this, we may build thereupon, and know that this cause shall and must remain; the devil shall not be able to overthrow it, much less the world be able to uproot it, how fiercely soever it rage.
Heavy thoughts bring on physical maladies; when the soul is oppressed so is the body.
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.
When Jesus Christ utters a word, He opens His mouth so wide that it embraces all Heaven and earth, even though that word be but in a whisper.
There is no wisdom save in truth. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas about truth are changeable. Only a little of the first fruits of wisdom, only a few fragments of the boundless heights, breadths and depths of truth, have I been able to gather.
It is neither right nor safe to go against my conscience.
None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience.
If I could today become king or emperor, I would not give up my office as preacher.
God delights in our temptations and yet hates them. He delights in them when they drive us to prayer; he hates them when they drive us to despair.
In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life. Here below all is incomprehensible.
People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
what is sought by means of free choice is to make room for merits.
The fatuous idea that a person can be holy by himself denies God the pleasure of saving sinners. God must therefore first take the sledge-hammer of the Law in His fists and smash the beast of self-righteousness and its brood of self-confidence, self wisdom, and self-help. When the conscience has bee
God himself will milk the cows through him whose vocation that is.
The Clergy is the greatest hindrance to faith.
Albert Durer, the famous painter, used to say he had no pleasure in pictures that were painted with many colors, but in those which were painted with a choice simplicity. So it is with me as to sermons.
You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, That is God.
Through faith we are restored to paradise and created anew. We have no need of works in order to be righteous; however, in order to avoid idleness and so that the body might be cared for an disciplined, works are done freely to please God.
If I had to baptise a Jew, I would take him to the bridge of the Elbe, hang a stone around his neck and push him over with the words 'I baptise thee in the name of Abraham'.
Let whatsoever will or can befall me, I will surely cleave by my sweet Savior Christ Jesus, for in Him am I baptized; I can neither do nor know anything but only what He has taught me.
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.
It is a good thing to let prayer be the first business of the morning and the last of the evening.
A man cannot do good before he is made good.