Jesus Christ never died for our good works. They were not worth dying for. But he gave himself for our sins, according to the Scriptures.

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

This is the good and happy news, that Christ has paid for our sin, and through His suffering has redeemed us from eternal death. It is His kingdom and His ministry, to preach the Gospel to the poor; that is His purpose. For to the great and holy He cannot come. They do not wish to be counted sinners, and therefore do not need His Gospel.

Martin Luther
Each betrayal begins with trust.
Martin Luther

If the earth is fit for laughter then surely heaven is filled with it. Heaven is the birthplace of laughter.

Martin Luther
Nothing is more sweet than harmony in marriage, and nothing more distressing than dissension.
Martin Luther

What shall we do with...the Jews?...I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews.

Martin Luther
Oh! how great and glorious a thing it is to have before one the Word of God! With that we may at all times feel joyous and secure; we need never be in want of consolation, for we see before us, in all its brightness, the pure and right way.
Martin Luther

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying. Martin Luthe

Martin Luther
Whoever wishes to be a Christian, let him pluck out the eyes of his reason.
Martin Luther

In short, I will preach it [the Word], teach it, write it, but I will constrain no man by force, for faith must come freely without compulsion. Take myself as an example. I opposed indulgences and all the papists, but never with force. I simply taught, preached, and wrote God's Word; otherwise I did nothing. And while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends Philip and Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that no prince or emperor ever inflicted such losses upon it. I did nothing; the Word did everything.

Martin Luther
what the situation will be like in the world before the Lord returns, namely, Christ will be despised, and the preachers of the Gospel will be regarded as fools.