“I defy the Pope and all his laws. If God spare my life, ere many years pass, I will cause a boy that driveth the plough shall know more of the Scripture than he [the Pope] does.”

“I will cause the boy that drives the plow to know more of the Scriptures than you!”

“I had perceived by experience, how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth, except the scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.”

“I will make a boy that drives the plow know more about the scriptures than you do.”

“I am straitly commanded on the King’s behalf to stand still: and therefore, if you use violence against me, it will be to your great shame, for I have a large company of friends at hand, which will deliver me out of your hands.”

“I call God to record against the day we shall appear before our Lord Jesus, that I never altered one syllable of God’s Word against my conscience, nor would this day, if all that is in earth, whether it be honor, pleasure, or riches, might be given me.”

“I defy the Pope and all his laws, and if God spares me, I will make it possible for a plowboy to know more scripture than a pope.”

“I will cause the boy that driveth the plow not only to know his father a foole bvt also to have the knowledge of God.”

“I am persecuted for righteousness’ sake and fear not to die, for death is sweet to me.”

“I believe, by the grace of God, I shall endure all this storm.”

“I have found my God while I was in the fields, and have seen more than if I had been shut up in a monastery.”

“I have added nothing to the Word of God.”

“I have here unto affirmed nothing, but what I have gathered out of holy scripture.” BACKSTABBING FRIENDS QUOTES

“I have no more prince or country than thee: neither have I betrayed the gospel that was committed unto me.”

“I have only taught the Scripture, and all that I have taught is according thereto. And I am so sure that it is the very (Word) of God, that I am willing to die for it.”

“I know that the Word of God is not bound.”

“I will do more to translate the Bible into English than all the kings before me.”

“In translating the scripture, I refuse not the labours, nor abhor not the guidelines. Great thanks are due to them which have shauned it, and to them also which have amended it where anything was amis.”

“Let us not fear death, but rather fear to die with a stroke of God’s displeasure, for if we live in Christ and die in Christ we cannot die amiss, for our souls are safe in his hands.”

“My trust was in him [God] only, and in him I trusted, and whatsoever became of me, I was content to follow, knowing no more of my journey or my home, but that Christ is my way and my home to my Father.”

“The preacher must be one who, as St. Paul thinks, is ordained and sent of God, but not by men.”

“They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them!”

“To know God and his Word, is to know Christ, because Christ is the way to the Father, and the Scripture is the way to Christ, and so from the Scripture thou may know Christ.”

“We ought to have the Scriptures in such a language as the people understand, that they might learn what the church could not teach them; and that we might reduce again the body of the people to the right way.”