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
Every man for himself, his own ends, the Devil for all.robert burton
God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.andré weil
So over violent, or over civil, That every man with him was God or Devil.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
My whole heart and soul are stirred and incensed against the Turks and Mohammed, when I see this intolerable raging of the Devil. Therefore I shall pray and cry to God, nor rest until I know that my cry is heard in heaven.
It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the Devil, when he is the only explanation of it.
What a marvellous opportunity for attacking the Devil!William Thomas Stead
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
Faust felt like this. The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike, the Devil will come and Faustus must be damned ... How long did he buy with the currency of his soul ten years?john brunner
I was a whole new human being, he said of this transformation. I liked people, they liked me. It was like an exorcism , kicking the Devil outta me!jack la lanne
Come, pluck up a good heart; speak the truth and shame the Devil.françois rabelais
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
The world, the flesh, and the Devil.
Yes, sir, from Constantinople, or from the Brazils; from Turk or christian; from black or white; from the dey of Algiers or the bey of Tunis; from the Devil himself, if he wore a crown, we should receive a minister.
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
Every inordinate cup is unblessed and the ingredient is a Devil.william shakespeare
He must needs go, that the Devil drives.