Martin Luther (1483-1546)
“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!'”
- From Martin Luther’s Table Talk, published by Luther’s friends and students in 1566. Translation in A Reformation Reader: Primary Texts with Introduction, edited by Denis R. Janz (Fortress Press, 2008).