Sleep is a most useful and most salutary operation of nature. Scarcely any minor annoyance angers me more than the being suddenly awakened out of a pleasant slumber. I understand that in Italy they torture poor people by depriving them of sleep. `Tis a torture that cannot long be endured.

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

Christ ought to be preached with this goal in mind--that we might be moved to faith in him so that he is not just a distant historical figure but actually Christ for you and me.

Martin Luther
The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing; every one must be an author; some out of vanity, to acquire celebrity and raise up a name, others for the sake of mere gain.
Martin Luther

The Devil...clutched hold of the miserable young man...and flew off with him through the ceiling, since which time nothing has been heard of him.

Martin Luther
Thus every matter, if it is to be done well, calls for the attention of the whole person.
Martin Luther

God is not a God of sadness, death, etc., but the devil is. Christ is a God of joy, and so the Scriptures often say that we should rejoice ... A Christian should and must be a cheerful person.

Martin Luther
Women should remain at home, sit still, and bear children.
Martin Luther

Great thieves go Scott-free, as the Pope and his crew.

Martin Luther
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see. Martin Lu
Martin Luther

Christ is the master; the Scriptures are only the servant.

Martin Luther
To preach Christ is to feed the soul, to justify it, to set it free, and to save it, if it believes the preaching.