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.
But when to sin our biased nature leans, The careful Devil is still at hand with means; And providently pimps for ill desires.john dryden
Where God hath a temple, the Devil will have a chapel.robert burton
God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.andré weil
And that one hunting, which the Devil design'd For one fair female, lost him half the kind.john dryden
When you can't depend on the Devil , who can you depend on?r. a. lafferty
Like the devout theologian seeing the Devil lurking everywhere, Menninger, the devout Freudian, sees aggression.thomas szasz
He was a man Who stole the livery of the court of Heaven To serve the Devil in.robert pollok
It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the Devil, when he is the only explanation of it.
My practice as a scientist is atheistic. That is to say, when I set up an experiment I assume that no god, angel, or Devil is going to interfere with its course; and this assumption has been justified by such success as I have achieved in my professional career. I should therefore be intellectually dishonest if I were not also atheistic in the affairs of the world.j. b. s. haldane
Let him go abroad to a distant country; let him go to some place where he is not known. Don't let him go to the Devil where he is known.samuel johnson
And bid the Devil take the hin'most.
There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the Devil.Alfred North Whitehead
An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him; for when he is once possessed with an error, it is, like a Devil, only cast out with great difficulty.
'Tis too much proved that with devotion's visage And pious action we do sugar o'er The Devil himself.william shakespeare
The world, the flesh, and the Devil.
What the Devil does the plot signify, except to bring in fine things?
When there is question of saving souls, or preventing greater harm to souls, We feel the courage to treat with the Devil in person.
When the Devil drives, needs must. (Needs must when the Devil drives.)john heywood
Marry, he must have a long spoon that must eat with the Devil .