“Divine Scripture is a very fertile tree and there is no branch which I have not shaken with my own hands and knocked down a few apples.”
–Martin Luther, Off the Record With Martin Luther: An Original Translation of the Table Talks, trans. and ed. Charles Daudert (Kalamazoo, MI: Hansa-Hewlett, 2009), entry no. 5355, p. 163.
2 responses to ““A few apples” by Martin Luther”
this made me chuckle
Nice visual: an Augustinian monk vigorously shaking every fruited tree branch! Luther’s quote is raining apples into my mind.
Isaac Newton did the same thing and it earned him a knighthood.