Devil Quotes

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

It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.

George Bernard Shaw

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

The world! It is a word capable of as diverse interpretations or misinterpretations as the thing itself a thing by various people supposed to belong to heaven, man, or the devil, or alternatively to all three.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

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

Charles Brockden Brown

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