Martin Luther Quotes (183 quotes)
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
Probably apocryphal. The earliest reference for this quote was found in a letter of the Hessian Church from October 1944.
“If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.”
The spirit of the Protestant Reformation (1952 edition)
“If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.”
What Luther says: an anthology, Volume 3 (Concordia Pub. House, 1959)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMartin Luther
Born: November 10, 1483
Died: February 18, 1546 (aged 62)
Occupation: Leader, monk, priest, theologian, professor
Bio: Martin Luther was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517.
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“The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time.”