Quotations on Devil

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They give themselves to God when the Devil will no longer have them.
- Sophie Arnould
(Keywords: God, Devil, Will)

People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: People, Devil, Fool, Neighbors)

Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil's propagation.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Religion, Devil, Persecution)

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter
(Keywords: Home, Devil, Duty, Idleness, Labor, Profit, Sin, Temptation)

The press don't like to say nice things because nice is boring. It's much better to label me the devil. What we do is not brain surgery. We are entertainers, plain and simple, and we're responsible to bring that money back, to make a profit.
- Michael Bay
(Keywords: Money, Devil, Press, Profit)

You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good.
- Hans Bender
(Keywords: God, Positive, Consciousness, Devil, Mind)

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Wisdom, God, Devil, Light)

First there was the theatre of people and animals, then of people and the devil. Now we need the theatre of people and people.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: People, Animals, Devil, First, Now, Theatre)

Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.
- Robert Burton
(Keywords: Happiness, Wealth, Devil, Moon, Sun)

God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: God, Devil, Effort, Labor)

Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.
- Eric Butterworth
(Keywords: God, Consciousness, Devil, Force, Man, Possession, Spirits, Thinking, Will)

I am not an angel and do not pretend to be. That is not one of my roles. But I am not the devil either. I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged.
- Maria Callas
(Keywords: Artist, Devil, Woman)

I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing; a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: God, Devil, Fact, Facts, Theory)

I praticed making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Mother, Devil, Faces, Saying)

Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Keywords: Father, Devil, Lies, Pride, Sin)

None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
- Lydia M. Child
(Keywords: Courage, Being, Bravery, Cunning, Devil, Intellect, Mind)

I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is to take advantage of everyone.
- Camille Claudel
(Keywords: Character, Devil, Pleasure)

Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now. It's not your neighbor right or left - and it's not God or the devil - it's you.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: God, Friend, Devil, Enemy, Now, Right)

The world is the devil's hunting-ground, and children are his choicest game.
- Anthony Comstock
(Keywords: Children, Devil, Hunting, World)

Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
- Sean Connery
(Keywords: God, Faith, Fear, Devil, Laughter)

I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Content, Devil, Sense, Word)

Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon, the chief agent of the flesh and the devil.
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Keywords: Money, Devil, Mammon)

Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Keywords: Beauty, God, Heart, Devil, Fighting, Man)

The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
- Jerry Falwell
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Idea, Country, Devil, Running)

If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Money, God, Devil, Will)

Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Money, God, Devil, Will)

With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.
- Thomas Fuller
(Keywords: Action, Devil, Devotion)

And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't see fit to fall in with us, I say let the general duty law, and all, go to the devil, sir, and go about our business.
- Christopher Gadsden
(Keywords: Business, Devil, Duty, Law)

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Keywords: Power, Policy, Books, Devil, Ignorance, Mankind, Poison, Will)

One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors. They are all, without exception - at least some of the time, incompetent or crazy.
- John Gardner
(Keywords: Time, Devil, Editors, Fight, Temptation)

The man who has his millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day.
- Samuel Gompers
(Keywords: Day, Devil, Man, Poor, Voice, Want, Will)

This devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time.
- Taylor Hackford
(Keywords: Men, Time, Winning, Choice, Devil, Mankind, Will)

No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture.
- Learned Hand
(Keywords: History, Cause, Devil, Doubt, May, Quotes, Scripture, Support)

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Imagination, Devil, Man)

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.
- George Herbert
(Keywords: Atheism, Devil, Superstition, World)

Poverty is from the devil and that God wants all Christians prosperous.
- Benny Hinn
(Keywords: God, Devil, Poverty)

Once you are dancing with the devil, the prettiest capers won't help you.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann
(Keywords: Dancing, Devil, Help)

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 Ralph Inge
(Keywords: Religion, Creation, Devil, Doubt, Rest)

The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
- Mahalia Jackson
(Keywords: God, Devil, Old, Trying, Will)

It was necessary that the Devil should have a representation upon the earth as well as God.
- Warren Jeffs
(Keywords: God, Devil, Earth)

Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Work, Devil, May)

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller
(Keywords: Time, Men, People, Devil, Energy, Fighting)

If you can get some of the devil's money to use for the Lord's work, if you have to borrow it, it is all right and carry on the work.
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Keywords: Money, Work, Devil, Right)

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty, but is it Art?"
- Rudyard Kipling
(Keywords: Art, Heart, Devil, First, Joy, Pretty, World)

The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Keywords: Time, Devil, Spirit)

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
- C. S. Lewis
(Keywords: Adversity, Devil, Prosperity, Weather, Years)

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
- C. S. Lewis
(Keywords: Education, Values, Devil, Man)

You've got to walk and talk with God to go to heaven... I have the devil in me! If I didn't have, I'd be Christian!
- Jerry Lee Lewis
(Keywords: God, Devil, Heaven, Talk)

I don't really believe in the Devil, but if the Devil is the Father of Lies, then he certainly invented the Internet.
- Ken MacLeod
(Keywords: Father, Devil, Internet, Lies)

Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
- Norman Mailer
(Keywords: Gods, Vision, Creation, Devil, Man, May, Will)



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