If you become proud when you receive what you ask in prayer, then it is obvious that your prayer was not to God, and you did not receive help from Him, but the demons were working with you in order to exalt your heart; For when help is given from God, the soul is not exalted, but is all the more humbled, and she is amazed at the great mercy of God, how merciful He is to sinners.
The world’s thy ship and not thy home.
In this epistle we thus find most abundantly the things that a Christian ought to know, namely, what is law, gospel, sin, punishment, grace, faith, righteousness, Christ, God, good works, love, hope, and the cross; and also how we are to conduct ourselves toward everyone, righteous or sinner, strong or weak, friend or foe—and even toward our own selves. […] Therefore let every Christian be familiar with it and exercise himself in it continually. To this end, may God give his grace. Amen.
The bread you keep belongs to the hungry, the cloak you store in your closet belongs to the naked man; the shoes rotting in your house belong to those who are barefooted; the money you keep hidden belongs to the needy. Thus you are committing as many injustices as there are people to whom you can give.
There is no sin which cannot be pardoned except that one which lacks repentance
A home without books is a body without soul.
If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.