Martin Luther was born in Germany in 1483 to Catholic parents Hans Luder and Margarethe. He is considered one of the most influential persons in the history of Christianity as he initiated Protestant Reformation in the 16th century.
He questioned some of the primary beliefs of Roman Catholicism, due to which he was declared an outlaw by the emperor and soon his followers split from the Roman Catholic Church to form the Protestant community.
On the eve of this legendary reformer's 532nd birthday, here are some famous quotes by him.
"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us."
"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime."
"God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars."
"Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times."
"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."
"You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say."
"Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see."
"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope."
"I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess."
"I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth."
"To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer."