God freely forgives us on account of Christnot on account of our works, contrition, confession, or satisfactions.

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

The first duty of the gospel preacher is to declare God's law and to show the nature of sin.

Martin Luther
As concerning faith we ought to be invincible, and more hard, if it might be, than the adamant stone; but as touching charity, we ought to be soft, and more flexible than the reed or leaf that is shaken with the wind, and ready to yield to everything.
Martin Luther

People gave ear to an upstart astrologer who strove to show that the earth revolves, not the heavens or the firmament, the sun and the moon....This fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but sacred scripture tells us [Joshua 10:13]that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth.

Martin Luther
It is a tremendously hard thing to pray aright, yea, it is verily the science of all sciences.
Martin Luther

The gospel cannot be preached and heard enough, for it cannot be grasped well enough.

Martin Luther
False preachers are worse than deflowerers of virgins.
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
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.
Martin Luther

The universities only ought to turn out men who are experts in the Holy Scriptures, men who can become bishops and priests, and stand in the front line against heretics, the devil, and all the world. But where do you find that?

Martin Luther
One Book is enough, but a thousand books is not too many!