Martin Luther said…

– Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
– Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
– Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
– First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.
– For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
– I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
– I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
– I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist.
– I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
– I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
– Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
– Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
– Nothing good ever comes of violence.
– Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
– Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
– People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
– Pray, and let God worry.
– Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
– Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.
– Some plague the people with too long sermons; for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated.
– The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
– The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good.
– The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.
– The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
– There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
– When schools flourish, all flourishes.
– You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.

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