It is impossible for one man both to labor day and night to get a living, and at the same time give himself to the study of sacred learning as the preaching office requires.

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

I have such hatred of divorce that I prefer bigamy to divorce. Anyway, I think we should see other people.

Martin Luther
God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides. We, however, ... are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth where justice will reign.
Martin Luther

All our work in the field, in the garden, in the city, in the home, in struggle, in government-to what does it all amount before God except child's play, by means of which God is pleased to give his gifts in the field, at home, and everywhere? These are the masks of our Lord God, behind which he wants to be hidden and to do all things.

Martin Luther
When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, 'Repent,' he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.
Martin Luther

I [i.e., God] have given you baptism as a gift for the forgiveness of sins, and preach to you unceasingly by word of mouth concerning this treasure, sealing it with the Sacrament of my body and blood, so that you need never doubt. True, it seems little and insignificant that by the washing of water, the Word, and the Sacrament this should all be effected. But don't let your eyes deceive you.

Martin Luther
Prayer, study, and suffering make a pastor.
Martin Luther

I have grounded my preaching upon the literal word; he that pleases may follow me; he that will not may stay.

Martin Luther
The devil and temptations also do give occasion unto us somewhat to learn and understand the Scriptures, by experience and practice. Without trials and temptations we should never understand anything thereof; no, not although we diligently read and heard the same.
Martin Luther

We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.

Martin Luther
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid. Martin Luthe