Top 20 Quotes by Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Whilst a man is persuaded that he has it in his power to contribute anything, be it ever so little, to his salvation, he remains in carnal self-confidence; he is not a self-despairer, and therefore is not duly humbled before God, he believes he may lend a helping hand in his salvation, but on the contrary, whoever is truly convinced that the whole work depends singly on the will of God, such a person renounces his own will and strength; he waits and prays for the operation of God, nor waits and prays in vain

Martin Luther
It would be a good thing if young people were wise and old people were strong, but God has arranged things better.
Martin Luther

God creates out of nothing. Therefore, until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him.

Martin Luther
Good works are the seals and proofs of faith; for even as a letter must have a seal to strengthen the same, even so faith must have good works.
Martin Luther

The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.

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

All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself

Martin Luther
Sin cannot tear you away from him [Christ] even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders.
Martin Luther

If we Christians would join the Wise Men, we must close our eyes to all that glitters before the world and look rather on the despised and foolish things, help the poor, comfort the despised, and aid the neighbor in his need.

Martin Luther
Faith is the master, and reason the maid-servant.