Martin Luther on temptation

Young fellows are tempted by girls, men who are thirty years old are tempted by gold, when they are forty years old they are tempted by honor and glory, and those who are sixty years old say to themselves, “What a pious man I have become”!

Martin Luther, excerpt from Table Talk (1566), in A Reformation Reader, edited by Denis R. Janz, (Fortress, 1999), 78. [Also LW vol 54, no. 1601]

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