Top 25 Reformation Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Reformation Quotes from famous people such as Alice Paul, Aisling Bea, Judith Tarr, Julius Wellhausen, Jane Haddam, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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It has become impossible to forget ‘votes for women,’ just as it was impossible to forget the reformation of Luther.
Alice Paul
For ethical fashion, I really like Reformation. It’s so fashionable – no hemp trousers.
Aisling Bea
So much of our fictional medievalism is distorted through a lens of Protestantism and the Reformation, slanted even further through Victorian anti-Catholicism. The depiction of actual medieval attitudes toward the Church is remarkably rare.
Judith Tarr
A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah.
Julius Wellhausen
I’d like to write a history, maybe of the Reformation.
Jane Haddam
The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God’s church.
John Nelson Darby
The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes.
Os Guinness
All the punishment in the world will not reform a man, unless he knows that he who inflicts it upon him does it for the sake of reformation, and really and truly loves him, and has his good at heart. Punishment inflicted for gratifying the appetite makes man afraid but debases him.
Robert Green Ingersoll
And finally, it was Deuteronomy that brought about the historical result of Josiah’s reformation.
Julius Wellhausen
The tradition of putting candles on Christmas trees actually began in Germany. The person who came up with the idea is thought to have been Martin Luther, father of the Reformation.
Christopher Buckley
As the power of Christianity declined through the centuries that have followed the Reformation, Calvinism played a less and less important part, while the new philosophies of mechanism and rationalism correspondingly increased.
Ralph Adams Cram
A disaffected America can be drawn into a civilized – but disruptive – dialogue about political change and reformation.
David Ignatius
My quest to meet Osama bin Laden began in North London early in 1997. In the Dollis Hill section, I contacted Khaled al-Fauwaz, the spokesman for a Saudi opposition group, the Advice and Reformation Committee, which bin Laden had founded.
Peter Bergen
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
Thomas Carlyle
From Caesar’s legions to the Napoleonic wars. From the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the industrial revolution to the defeat of nazism. We have helped to write European history, and Europe has helped write ours.
David Cameron
The Protestant Reformation had a lot to do with the printing press, where Martin Luther’s theses were reproduced about 250,000 times, and so you had widespread dissemination of ideas that hadn’t circulated in the mainstream before.
Nate Silver
I’ve learned that even the word ‘jubilee’ used in connection with the Reformation can give rise to discussions.
Angela Merkel
Thinking that morality is all about commandments is a relatively new way of thinking, since the Reformation.
Timothy Radcliffe
On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union, and within a few weeks the full-scale reformation he attempted to carry out both inside his country and in its cold war relations with the West, particularly the United States, began to unfold.
Stephen Cohen
I must begin by telling you that I do not like to preach on Reformation Sunday. Actually, I have to put it more strongly than that. I do not like Reformation Sunday, period.
Stanley Hauerwas
My official field was Tudor-Stuart England; I also considered myself reasonably competent when it came to Renaissance and Reformation Europe.
Lauren Willig
You notice how liberals keep saying, ‘If only Islam would have a Reformation’ – it can’t have one. It says it can’t. It’s extremely dangerous in that way.
Christopher Hitchens
Reformation ends not in contemplation, but in action.
George Gillespie
Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.
Mary Harris Jones
The question now afloat in the world respecting ‘things as they are’ is the most interesting that can be presented to the human mind. While one party pleads for reformation and change, the other extols in the warmest terms the existing constitution of society.
William Godwin