Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. No merchant or tradesman would set himself to work if he did not hope to reap benefit thereby.

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.

Martin Luther
A Christian is free and independent in every respect, a bond servant to none. A Christian is a dutiful servant in every respect, owing a duty to everyone.
Martin Luther

Animals are footprints of God.

Martin Luther
If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.
Martin Luther

Faith cannot be inherited or gained by being baptized into a Church. Faith is a matter between the individual and God.

Martin Luther
so it is with human reason, which strives not against faith, when enlightened, but rather furthers and advances it.
Martin Luther

Father and Mother are apostles, bishops and priests to their children, for it is they who make them acquainted with the gospel.

Martin Luther
You parents can provide no better gift for your children than an education in the liberal arts. House and home burn down, but an education is easy to carry along.
Martin Luther

Let us not flutter too high, but remain by the manger and the swaddling clothes of Christ, 'in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.'

Martin Luther
Original sin is in us like our beard. We are shaved today and look clean; tomorrow our beard has grown again, nor does it cease growing while we remain on earth. In like manner original sin cannot be extirpated from us; it springs up in us as long as we live.