For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

Christ desires nothing more of us than that we speak of him.

Martin Luther
Let us not lose the Bible, but with diligence, in fear and invocation of God, read and preach it. While that remains and flourishes, all prospers with the state; 'tis head and empress of all arts and faculties. Let but divinity fall, and I would not give a straw for the rest.
Martin Luther

He who is well acquainted with the text of scripture, is a distinguished theologian. For a Bible passage or text is of more value than the comments of four authors.

Martin Luther
If God is to create or to preserve a creature, God must be present and must make and preserve God's creation both in its innermost and outermost aspects.
Martin Luther

Spare the rod and spoil the child - that is true. But, beside the rod, keep an apple to give him when he has done well.

Martin Luther
May the Lord fill you with His blessings and with hatred of the Pope.
Martin Luther

A man cannot do good before he is made good.

Martin Luther
The quest for glory can never be satisfied, it must be extinguished.
Martin Luther

Earth has nothing more tender than a woman's heart when it is the abode of piety.

Martin Luther
Many have been deceived by outward appearances and have proceeded to write and teach about good works and how they justify without even mentioning faith.... Wearying themselves with many works, they never come to righteousness.