Devil Quotes

A polite devil is more agreeable than a rude saint.

Lebanese Proverb

It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he is the only explanation of it.

Knox, Ronald Arbuthnot

It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it

Ronald Knox

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Ronald Knox

QUORUM, n. A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way and their own way of having it. In the United States Senate a quorum consists of the chairman of the Committee on Finance and a messenger from the White House; in the House of Representatives, of the Speaker and the devil.

Ambrose Bierce

The busy man is troubled with but one devil; the idle man by a thousand

Spanish Proverb

The devil himself is good when he is pleased.

Thomas Fuller

You are permitted in time of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge.

Bulgarian Proverb

Sarcasm is the language of the devil, for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.

Thomas Carlyle

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

William R. Inge

There is a sort of Witchcrafts in those things, whereto the Temptations of the Devil would inveigle us. To worship the Devil is Witchcraft, and under that notion was our Lord urged unto sin. We are told in 1 Samuel 15:23, "Rebellion is as the sin of Witchcraft." When the Devil would have us to sin, he would have us to do the things which the forlorn Witches use to do. Perhaps there are few persons, ever allured by the Devil unto an Explicit Covenant with himself. If any among ourselves be so, my counsel is, that you hunt the Devil from you, with such words as the Psalmist had, "Be gone, Depart from me, ye evil doers, for I will keep the commandments of my God."

COTTON MATHER

. he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.

Washington Irving

Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil.

Jean de la Fontaine

Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish.

Minna Thomas Antrim

That winter two things happened which made me see that the world, the flesh, and the devil were going to be more powerful influences in my life after all than the chapel bell. First, I tasted champagne; second, the theater.

Belle Livingstone

O thou invisible spirit of wine! if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil

William Shakespeare

Ruffian or devil, black as hell or bright as angels, thenceforth he was nothing to me.

Charles Brockden Brown

Sin hath the devil for its father, shame for its companion, and death for its wages

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.

Henry Fielding

Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.

Thomas Carlyle

The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist.

Charles Baudelaire

Idleness is the badge of the gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the stepmother of discipline, the chief author of all mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion upon which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases; for the mind is naturally active, and, if it is not occupied about some honest business, it rushes into mischief or sinks into melancholy.

Robert Burton

The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil.

Albert Schweitzer

He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.

Tryon Edwards

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