Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more.

-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 created the world out of nothing, and so long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us.
Martin Luther

Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.

Martin Luther
God's entire divine nature is wholly and entirely in all creatures, more deeply, more inwardly, more present than the creature is to itself.
Martin Luther

It is not imitation that makes sons. It is sonship that make imitators.

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

God created Adam lord of all living creatures, but Eve spoiled it all.

Martin Luther
Men are not made religious by performing certain actions which are externally good, but they must first have righteous principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
Martin Luther

For all works and things, which are either commanded or forbidden by God and thus have been instituted by the supreme Majesty, are 'musts.' Nevertheless, no one should be dragged to them or away from them by the hair, for I can drive no man to heaven or beat him into it with a club.

Martin Luther
When my heart is cold and I cannot pray as I should I scourge myself with the thought of the impiety and ingratitude of my enemies, the Pope and his accomplices and vermin, and Zwingli, so that my heart swells with the righteous indignation and hatred and I can say with warmth and vehemence: 'Holy be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done!' And the hotter I grow the more ardent do my prayers become.