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.
O shame to men! Devil with Devil damned Firm concord holds, men only disagree Of creatures rational.john milton
Now the Faith is old and the Devil is bold, Exceedingly bold indeed; And the masses of doubt that are floating about Would smother a mortal creed. But we that sit in a sturdy youth, And still can drink strong ale, Oh let us put it away to infallible truth, That always shall prevail. ? [semi-chorus:] And thank the Lord For the temporal sword, And howling heretics too; And all good things Our Christendom brings, But especially barley brew!hilaire belloc
God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.
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.
What, man! defy the Devil: consider, he's an enemy to mankind.
I know heisa Devil, but hehassomethingoftheangel yet undefaced in him, which makes him so charming and agreeable that I must love him, be he never so wicked.Sir George Etherege
In this House, which is termed a place of free speech, there is nothing so necessary for the preservation of the Prince and State as free speech; and without it, it is a scorn and a mockery to call it a Parliament House, for in truth it is none but a very school of flatteryand dissimulation, and so fit a place to serve the Devil and his angels in, and not to glorify God and benefit the Commonwealth.
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
One may not give one's soul to a Devil of hate — and remain forever scatheless.Eugene O'Neill
Fifteen men on the 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
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
Jim was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the Devil and been rode by witches.mark twain
Oh, woman , perfect woman! what distraction Was meant to mankind when thou wast made a Devil! What an inviting hell invented.
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
Oh, shame to men! Devil with Devil damn'd Firm concord holds, men only disagree Of creatures rational.john milton
Speak boldly, and speak truly, shame the Devil.
"Very astonishing indeed! strange thing!" (Turning the Dumpling round, rejoined the King), "'Tis most extraordinary, then, all this is; It beats Penetti's conjuring all to pieces; Strange I should never of a Dumpling dream! But, Goody, tell me where, where, where's the Seam?" "Sire, there's no Seam," quoth she; "I never knew That folks did Apple-Dumplings sew." "No!" cried the staring Monarch with a grin; "How, how the Devil got the Apple in?"john wolcot
Let me say "amen" betimes, lest the Devil cross my prayer.william shakespeare
God made bees, and bees made honey, God made man, and man made money, Pride made the Devil, and the Devil made sin; So God made a cole-pit to put the Devil in.
You ain't a man at all! You're some kind of Devil!
While you live, tell truth, and shame the Devil.
But how the Devil do you think this could harm me?