Martin Luther Quotes

If I had power over the Jews, as our princes and cities have, I would deal severely with their lying mouth.

They (rulers) must act like a good physician who, when gangrene has set in proceeds without mercy to cut, saw, and burn flesh, veins, bone, and marrow. Such a procedure must also be followed in this instance. Burn down their synagogues, forbid all that I enumerated earlier, force them to work, and deal harshly with […]

My essay, I hope, will furnish a Christian (who in any case has no desire to become a Jew) with enough material not only to defend himself against the blind, venomous Jews, but also to become the foe of the Jews’ malice, lying, and cursing, and to understand not only that their belief is false […]

What shall we do with… the Jews?… I advise that all their prayer books and Talmudic writings… are to be taken from them.

What shall we do with… the Jews?… I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews.

What shall we do with… the Jews? I advise that their rabbis be forbidden to teach on pain of loss of life and limb.

What shall we do with the Jews?… their homes also should be razed and destroyed.

Ever since the fall of Adam the world knows neither God nor his creation. It lives altogether outside of the glory of God. Oh, what thoughts man might have had about the fact that God is in all creatures, and so might have reflected on the power and the wisdom of God in even the […]

God created Adam master and lord of living creatures, but Eve spoilt all, when she persuaded him to set himself above God’s will. ‘Tis you women, with your tricks and artifices, that lead men into error.