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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Martin Luther
 
  Before I translated the New Testament out of the Greek, all longed for it; when it was done, their longing lasted scarce four weeks. Then they desired the books of Moses; when I had translated these, they had enough thereof in a short time. After that, they would have the Psalms; of these they were soon weary, and desired other books. So it will be with the book of Ecclesiastes, which they now long for, and about which I have taken great pains. All is acceptable until our giddy brains be satisfied; afterwards we let things lie, and seek after new.
Martin Luther.    
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  Every great book is an action, and every great action is a book.
Martin Luther.    
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  Christian life consists in faith and charity.
Martin Luther.    
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  Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul: it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
Martin Luther.    
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  If thou intendest to vanquish the greatest, the most abominable and wickedest enemy, who is able to do thee mischief both in body and soul, and against whom thou preparest all sorts of weapons, but cannot overcome, then know that there is a sweet and loving physical herb to serve thee, named Patientia.
Martin Luther.    
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  I would not have preachers torment their hearers and detain them with long and tedious preaching.
Martin Luther.    
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  All who would study with advantage, in any art whatsoever, ought to betake themselves to the reading of some sure and certain books oftentimes over: for to read many books produceth confusion, rather than learning; like as those who dwell everywhere are not anywhere at home.
Luther: Table-Talk.    
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