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Martin Luther Quotes And Sayings

Martin Luther Quotes – 29 Inspirational Sayings and Wisdoms From the Reformer

Looking for inspirational Martin Luther quotes? Then you've come to the right place! The Augustinian monk is considered one of the most important personalities in German church history. As the initiator of the Reformation, his theology led to profound changes in European society.

Here I would like to share his most effective short and long quotes with you as a constant source of inspiration.

My please: Keep in mind that many of Martin Luther's quotes have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

29 effective quotes from Martin Luther

Luther called on people to, to think anew about faith. Probably his most important thought was that man only gets to heaven through the goodness of God. Just let yourself be inspired by his following sayings.

Martin Luther quotes 1 - 10

  1. "If you want to do good, you have to do it wastefully."
  2. "Don't believe everything you hear, don't say everything you want, don't do everything you like."
  3. "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
  4. "We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone."
  5. "To encourage a desperate man is better than to conquer a kingdom."
  6. "Man's heart is like mercury, now here, soon elsewhere, today like this, tomorrow another."
  7. "For a heart full of joy looks upon all things cheerfully; a heart full of trouble looks upon all things gloomily."
  8. "You can preach what you want, but never preach more than 40 minutes."
  9. "You cannot keep birds from flying over your head but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair."
  10. "Money cannot satisfy hunger, but on the contrary it is the reason for hunger. Where there are rich people, everything is expensive."

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Martin Luther quotes 11 - 20

  1. "Nothing is forgotten slower than an insult and nothing faster than a good deed."
  2. "Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad and theology makes them sinful."
  3. "You have as much laughter as you have faith."
  4. "A miser can do nothing more useful and better than to die."
  5. "Children are the sweetest pledge in marriage; they bind and preserve the bond of love."

  6. "He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long."
  7. "Youth is like must. It can't be held. It must ferment and overflow."
  8. "A lie is like a snowball: the further you roll it the bigger it becomes."
  9. "A happy fart never comes from a miserable ass."
  10. "If the courage remains and is not broken, the body also remains strong."

Martin Luther quotes 21 - 29

  1. "If you see a child, you have caught God in the act."
  2. "Whoever wants to start something, may do it in time."
  3. "Love alone is a virtue and creates all other virtues."
  4. "Drink what is clear - eat what is cooked - speak what is true - love what is rare."
  5. "Those who get what they like are successful. Those who like what they get are happy."
  6. "How soon 'not now' becomes 'never'!"
  7. "Effort makes you healthy and strong."
  8. "When we get old, we start to argue, want to be clever and we are the biggest fools."
  9. "One crow will not peck out another crow's eyes."

Can you think of any other sayings by Martin Luther that I have inadvertently omitted here? Then let us know your suggestions in the comments!

Frequently asked questions about Martin Luther

Who was Martin Luther?

Martin Luther was a German monk and professor of theology who is regarded as the originator of the Reformation - the birth of the Protestant Church.

What is meant by reformation?

The term Reformation (translated: renewal) refers to the religious renewal movement in the 16th century, which was led by Martin Luther and led to the formation of the Protestant churches. This movement is said to have begun when the German Augustinian monk Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the castle church in Wittenberg.

What do Luther's 95 theses say?

Martin Luther's 95 theses were directed against the abuses in the Roman church. Central to the theses was the concept of repentance. Luther understood the whole of life as a never-ending penance and was therefore particularly opposed to the commercial trade in letters of indulgence and the stoked fear of purgatory.

Use Martin Luther's quotes as a constant source of inspiration!

Luther stood up for a humane society. For mercy, for helpfulness, for joy and hope. I hope that I have been able to inspire you with his quotes.

Finally, I will give you further articles that fit in with his world view and should promote your personal development:

Do you have any questions or more quotes from Martin Luther? Then just leave me a short comment.

Stay inspired,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Feel free to take a look around the quotes blog. There you will also find, for example, the most effective Wisdoms from Buddha. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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