The mad mob does not ask how it could be better, only that it be different. And when it then becomes worse, it must change again. Thus they get bees for flies, and at last hornets for bees.

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

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

Martin Luther
As is the business of tailors to make clothes and cobblers to make shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray.
Martin Luther

It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church.

Martin Luther
Let your holy Angel have charge concerning us, that the wicked one have no power over us.
Martin Luther

We know, on the authority of Moses, that longer than six thousand years the world did not exist.

Martin Luther
God is not hostile to sinners, but only to unbelievers.
Martin Luther

This letter [to the Romans] is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes.

Martin Luther
Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason-I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other-my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen.
Martin Luther

There is on earth among all dangers, no more dangerous thing than a richly endowed and adroid reason, especially if she enters into spiritual matters which concern the soul and God. For it is more possible to teach an ass to read than to blind such a reason and lead it right; for reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed.

Martin Luther
Christians are rare people on earth.