Quotations on Devil

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When the devil grows old he turns hermit.
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Keywords: Devil, Old)

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)

To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil.
- Pearl Bailey
(Keywords: Devil, Talk)

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)

Theology is the logic of the Devil.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Devil, Logic, Theology)

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

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Devil, Invention)

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 think there's a bit of the devil in everybody. There's a bit of a priest in everybody, too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more. He was more fun.
- Gabriel Byrne
(Keywords: Devil, Fun)

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)

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
(Keywords: Devil, Language, Now, Reason, Sarcasm)

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)

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Devil, Hell)

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)

Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Devil, Talk)

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)

'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.
- Daniel Defoe
(Keywords: Devil, Sin)

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)

Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: Devil, Ignorance, Name, Nothing, Stupidity)

Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Keywords: Devil, Play, Will)

He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
- Thomas Fuller
(Keywords: Devil, Man, Sin)

The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.
- Thomas Fuller
(Keywords: Devil, Lies, Miser)

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)

A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.
- James A. Garfield
(Keywords: Devil, Man)

Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks.
- David Garrick
(Keywords: Devil, Heaven)

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)

Well one of the times I did a stunt was in the devil's snare room and they lifted me up on a harness and a safety rope really, really high, and they just dropped me down into the devil's snare.
- Rupert Grint
(Keywords: Devil, Safety)

The devil had as good have let Paul alone, for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching, at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open, and poor sinners come forth.
- William Gurnall
(Keywords: Devil, Open, Poor, Preaching, Prison, Satan)

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)

The whole concept of the devil is a metaphor on one level.
- Taylor Hackford
(Keywords: Devil, Metaphor)



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