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Martin Luther

1483-1546. German priest and scholar whose questioning of certain church practices led to the Protestant Reformation.

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Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

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Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.

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There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.

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To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

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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.

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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.

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Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

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There is no wisdom save in truth. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas about truth are changeable. Only a little of the first fruits of wisdom, only a few fragments of the boundless heights, breadths and depths of truth, have I been able to gather.

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Who loves not women, wine and song remains a fool his whole life long.

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Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.

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