Is it not wonderful news to believe that salvation lies outside ourselves?

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

May a merciful God preserve me from a Christian Church in which everyone is a saint! I want to be and remain in the church and little flock of the fainthearted, the feeble and the ailing, who feel and recognize the wretchedness of their sins, who sigh and cry to God incessantly for comfort and help, who believe in the forgiveness of sins.

Martin Luther
I would rather obey than work miracles.
Martin Luther

God scorns and mocks the devil, in setting under his very nose a poor, weak, human creature, mere dust and ashes, yet endowed with the firstfruits of the Spirit, against whom the devil can do nothing.

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

No gown worse becomes a woman than the desire to be wise.

Martin Luther
Some will object that the Law is divine and holy. Let it be divine and holy. The Law has no right to tell me that I must be justified by it.
Martin Luther

The Bible is the book that makes fools of the wise of this world; it is only understood by the plain and simple hearted.

Martin Luther
There is on earth among all dangers, no more dangerous thing than a richly endowed and adroid reason, especially if she enters into spiritual matters which concern the soul and God. For it is more possible to teach an ass to read than to blind such a reason and lead it right; for reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed.
Martin Luther

Undoubtedly they do more and viler things than those which we know and discover

Martin Luther
Now if I believe in God's Son and remember that He became man, all creatures will appear a hundred times more beautiful to me than before. Then I will properly appreciate the sun, the moon, the stars, trees, apples, as I reflect that he is Lord over all things. ...God writes the Gospel, not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.