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

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well. Martin Lu

Martin Luther
Ambition begat simony; simony begat the pope and his brethren, about the time of the Babylonish captivity
Martin Luther

If the gospel was of a nature to be propagated or maintained by the power of the world, God would not have intrusted it to fishermen. To defend the gospel appertains not to the princes and pontiffs of this world.

Martin Luther
A penny saved is of more value than a penny paid out (Der Sparpfennig ist reicher denn der Zinspfenning).
Martin Luther

The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing, who would ever have been spared?

Martin Luther
Nothing is more unbecoming to a teacher of the Word than flippancy. He must be serious and should not act like a clown.
Martin Luther

Poverty hath slain a thousand, but riches have slain ten thousand. They are very uncertain, they promise that which they cannot perform, neither can they afford a contented mind.

Martin Luther
Heavy thoughts bring on physical maladies; when the soul is oppressed so is the body.
Martin Luther

My dear pope, I will kiss your feet and acknowledge you as supreme bishop if you will worship my Christ and grant that through His death and resurrection, not through keeping your traditions, we have forgiveness of sins and life eternal.

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