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.
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
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
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
When you're between any sort of Devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea sometimes looks very inviting.terence rattigan
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
The absurd and legendary Devil is the enigma of the Church.l. frank baum
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
I think the Devil will not have me damned, lest the oil that's in me should set hell on fire.william shakespeare
Having removed all misconception, foretelling of the future, explicit or implicit invocation of the Devil, the use of animal magnetism (Hypnosis) is indeed merely an act of making use of physical media that are otherwise licit and hence it is not morally forbidden, provided it does not tend toward an illicit end or toward anything depraved.
God seeks comrades and claims love. The Devil seeks slaves and claims obedience.rabindranath tagore
From his brimstone bed, at break of day, A-walking the Devil is gone, To look at his little snug farm of the world, And see how his stock went on.
Some readers will no doubt say that a Devil is inside me; and though my faith is a bit like Magic FM in the Chilterns, in that the signal comes and goes, I can only hope that isn't so.Boris Johnson
O, would the deed were good! For now the Devil, that told me I did well, Says that this deed is chronicled in hell.william shakespeare
Death and the Devil, what are these to him? His being accuses him and yet his face is firm In resolution, in absolute persistence; The folds of smiling do for steadiness; The face is its own fate a man does what he must And the body underneath it says: I am.Randall Jarrell