In the Middle Ages, everything bad was the work of the devil, everything good, the work of God. Today, the French see everything in reverse and blame the Germans for it.
Though our own hearts break, we cannot flinch; these are new times, sir. There is a misty plot afoot so subtle we should be criminal to cling to old respect and ancient friendships. I have seen too many frightful proofs in court the Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points!Arthur Miller
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
And I myself, in Rome, heard it said openly in the streets, “If there is a hell, then Rome is built on it.” That is, “After the Devil himself, there is no worse folk than the pope and his followers.”Martin Luther
God seeks comrades and claims love , The Devil seeks slaves and claims obedience .rabindranath tagore
He says NO! in thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes. For all men who say yes, lie; and all men who say no, why, they are in the happy condition of judicious, unencumbered travellers in Europe; they cross the frontiers into Eternity with nothing but a carpet bag.Herman Melville
Inspiring, bold John Barleycorn! What dangers thou canst make us scorn! Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; Wi'usquabae, we'll face the Devil!Robert Burns
We are told that if you are not occupied with the mind all the time, then you will invite the Devil. It is such a heightened misconception that people are going crazy just because of this. An empty mind is not the Devil’s home but an empty mind is the home of the Buddha.anandmurti gurumaa
Human government, the embodied effort of man to rule the world without God, ruled over by "the prince of this world," the Devil. Its mission is to execute wrath and vengeance here on earth. Human government bears the same relation to hell as the church bears to heaven.david lipscomb
We live in an age which eschews sentimentality as if it were a good deal more than the Devil. (Actually, of course, a writer may be just as sentimental in laying undue emphasis on sexual crimes as on dying mothers: sentimental, like scientific, is an adjective that relates to method, not to matter.)Randall Jarrell
And thus I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ; And seem a saint, when most I play the Devil.William Shakespeare, in Richard III 1.3.336-38
God seeks comrades and claims love. The Devil seeks slaves and claims obedience.rabindranath tagore
O shame to men! Devil with Devil damned Firm concord holds, men only disagree Of creatures rational.john milton
So over violent, or over civil, That every man with him was God or Devil.john dryden
What, man! defy the Devil: consider, he's an enemy to mankind.Sir Toby, scene iv
Germany could not win this war because it was in league with the Devil. This war would not have ended without revolution.erich von dem bach
Each for himself is still the rule We learn it when we go to school The Devil take the hindmost, O!arthur hugh clough
And when the Devil hath seen that they have set so little by him, after certain essays, made in such times as he thought most fitting, he hath given that temptation quite over. And this he doth not only because the proud spirit cannot endure to be mocked, but also lest, with much tempting the man to the sin to which he could not in conclusion bring him, he should much increase his merit.Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (1553), Book Two, Section XVI
The Devil hath not, in all his quiver's choice, An arrow for the heart like a sweet voice.lord byron
Why should the Devil have all the good tunes?Rowland Hill, sermon, reported in Edward W. Broome, The Rev. Rowland Hill: Preacher and Wit (1881), p. 93, in the sentence: "He did not see any reason why the devil should have all rhe good tunes"
Now I perceive the Devil understands Welsh; And 'tis no marvel he is so humorous.william shakespeare
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