Martin Luther Quotes

Most popular Martin Luther Quotes

Reason is the enemy of faith.
— Martin Luther
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
— Martin Luther
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
— Martin Luther

hope

It is neither safe nor prudent to do aught against conscience.
— Martin Luther
If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
— Martin Luther
If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
— Martin Luther

humor

He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.
— Martin Luther

women songs wine Fools

Wealth is the smallest thing on earth, the least gift that God has bestowed on mankind.
— Martin Luther

wealth

Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul.
— Martin Luther
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
— Martin Luther

inspirational future

He who waits until circumstances completely favor his undertaking will never accomplish anything.
— Martin Luther
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime.
— Martin Luther

springtime nature God

Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other.
— Martin Luther

reason

The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.

heart

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
— Martin Luther

justice conscience

True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.

humility

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
— Martin Luther

justice peace

Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the all divine nature which beams full of all goodness.
— Martin Luther

love

Besides Theology, Music is the only art capable of affording peace and joy of the heart like that induced by the study of the science of Divinity.
— Martin Luther
That which the sober man keeps in his breast, the drunken man lets out at the lips. Astute people, when they want to ascertain a man's true character, make him drunk.
— Martin Luther

human nature drinking

I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us.
— Martin Luther

music