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 know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart; But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: 'It's clever, but is it Art?'
The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.robert burton
For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel...Thus is the Devil ever God's ape.Martin Luther
Why should the Devil have all the best tunes?george whitefield
A society like the Church, which claims to be Divine is perhaps more dangerous on account of the ersatz good which it contains then on account of the evil which sullies it. Something of the social labelled divine: an intoxicating mixture which carries with it every sort of license. Devil disguised.Simone Weil
It is by the Vicar's skirts that the Devil climbs into the Belfry.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.john milton
We receive this Child into the Congregation of Christ's flock, and dosign him with thesign of the Cross, in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner against sin, the world, and the Devil, and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end. Amen.
Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half Devil and half child.
Fifteen men on a dead man's chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the Devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!Robert Louis Stevenson
Pretty! in amber to observe the formsOf hairs, of straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms!The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare,But wonder how the Devil they got there.Alexander Pope
They [America] don't practice what they preach, whereas South Africa preaches and practices the same thing. I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he's wrong, than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a Devil.malcolm (malcolm little) x
There are two beings who assess character instantly by looking into the eyes, dogs and children. If a dog not naturally possessed of the Devil will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you ought to go home and examine your conscience; and if a little child, from any other reason than mere timidity, looks you in the face, and then draws back and will not come to your knee, go home and look deeper yet into your conscience.
Marry, he must have a long spoon that must eat with the Devil.
He who does evil that good may come, pays a toll to the Devil to let him into heaven.
It would have been as though he [Pres. Johnson] were in a boat of stone with masts of steel, sails of lead, ropes of iron, the Devil at the helm, the wrath of God for a breeze, and hell for his destination.
The Devil, my friends, is a woman just now. 'Tis a woman that reigns in Hell.
He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a Devil.thomas fuller
A nickname is the hardest stone that the Devil can throw at a man.
And when thou seest those who talk nonsense about Our messages, withdraw from them until they enter into some other discourse. And if the Devil cause thee to forget, then sit not after recollection with the unjust people. And those who keep their duty are not accountable for them in aught but (theirs) is only to remind; haply they may guard against evil.
The spirit that I have seen May be the Devil: and the Devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me: I'll have grounds More relative than this: the play 's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.
This, I shall say, is He, the son of the carpenter or the whore , the destroyer of the Sabbath , the Samaritan and Who had a Devil . This is He, Whom ye bought of Judas: this is He, Who was smitten with a reed and with bufferings, dishonoured with spittings, drugged with gall and vinegar. This is He, Whom the disciples stole secretly away, that it might be said that He had risen again[.]