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Devil Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Devil

Please enjoy these Devil Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

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What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Ride With the Devil.
- Jewel

 

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates
some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
- Ambrose Bierce

The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented
by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
- Jerry Falwell

So Ham's wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro
of the seed of Cain and there was a priestly purpose in it,
that the Devil would have a representation as well as God.
- Warren Jeffs

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In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person.
Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
- Don Marquis

I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him,
in the ordinary sense of the word.
I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
- Aleister Crowley

A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in
the face and tell him he is a Devil.
- James A. Garfield

Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon,
the chief agent of the flesh and the devil.
- Rebecca H. Davis

What the devil is the point of surviving,
going on living, when it's a drag? But you see,
that's what people do.
- Alan Watts

God and the Devil are an effort after specialization
and the division of labor.
- Samuel Butler

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given
up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
- Ronald Knox

Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer
you for being a servant of his.
- Billy Sunday

The notion of making money by popular work,
and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar
of all the devil's traps for artists.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

As for the Devil - that is somebody our religion tried
to do without for a long time.
- Kerry Thornley

The whole concept of the devil is a metaphor on one level.
- Taylor Hackford

Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I walked along that slippery slope where if you fail through lack of faith,
you sell your soul to the devil.
- Michelle Shocked

Be good.
Do good.
The devil wields no power over a good man.
- Harry Segall

'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.
- Daniel Defoe

That's why I called my record Devil Without a Cause -
I'm a white boy who's so sick of hearing that white
kids are going to steal rap.
- Kid Rock

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life.
Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
- Albert Einstein

I'm not afraid to look like a big, hairy,
smelly, foreign devil in Tokyo, though I do my best not to,
I really do.
- Anthony Bourdain

Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
- H. L. Mencken

An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that
we have heard one side of the case.
God has written all the books.
- Samuel Butler

Why doesn't that Devil take me with him? It would be
much better with him than it is here.
- Eva Braun

Gossip is the Devil's radio.
- George Harrison

The world is the devil's hunting-ground,
and children are his choicest game.
- Anthony Comstock

Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn.
He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote.
He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.
- Eric Massa

Deal with the Devil if the Devil has a constituency -
and don't complain about the heat.
- C. J. Cherryh

Poverty is from the devil and that God wants all Christians prosperous.
- Benny Hinn

Tell the truth and shame the devil.
- Francois Rabelais

Religion which requires persecution to sustain,
it is of the devil's propagation.
- Hosea Ballou

Look at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster:
It's an incredible performance.
- Taylor Hackford

Marketing is the devil.
- Billy Bob Thornton

Let the devil catch you but by a single hair,
and you are his forever.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity
or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
- C. S. Lewis

When the devil grows old he turns hermit.
- Ludovico Ariosto

One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors.
They are all, without exception - at least some of the time,
incompetent or crazy.
- John Gardner

I am not an angel and do not pretend to be.
That is not one of my roles.
But I am not the devil either.
I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged.
- Maria Callas

I was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
- Charles Francis Richter

Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil
and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels.
Things are clearly more complicated.
- Milan Kundera

Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity;
the devil is nothing but this.
His name is Legion.
- Gustave Flaubert

Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.
- Gary Busey

Memnoch the Devil happen to be my favorite of all The Vampire Chronicles.
- Anne Rice

If it wasn't for the devil, we wouldn't be here,
would we?
- Brad Dourif

It's not that we poor men are so powerful to be able to banish the devil.
It's that God gives us the power.
- Gabriele Nanni

I don't count that relationship with Ricky.
It's just like a blip at this point.
I had to fall in love with the devil himself to get this sweet angel,
Jack.
- Christie Brinkley

If you can get some of the devil's money to use for the Lord's work,
if you have to borrow it, it is all right and carry on the work.
- John Harvey Kellogg

A church debt is the devil's salary.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Pride is the master sin of the devil,
and the devil is the father of lies.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

When a man gets his money in bad ways,
when he sees the better course and takes the worse,
then the devil's in his heart, and that fixes him.
- Dan Totheroh

Education without values, as useful as it is,
seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
- C. S. Lewis

There's so much saint in the worst of them,
and so much devil in the best of them,
that a woman who's married to one of them,
has nothing to learn of the rest of them.
- Helen Rowland

But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last.
Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves
the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.
- Anthony Trollope

The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it
will keep him from preparing himself.
- Vance Havner

The devil had as good have let Paul alone,
for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching,
at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open,
and poor sinners come forth.
- William Gurnall

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart,
till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty,
but is it Art?"
- Rudyard Kipling

Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
- St.
Jerome

I remember I was like five or six years old;
I played the devil.
That was my first role.
- Raul Julia

Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now.
It's not your neighbor right or left -
and it's not God or the devil -
it's you.
- Edwin Louis Cole

If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you,
but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.
- Martin Luther

Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole.
Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.
- Billy Sunday

They give themselves to God when the Devil will no longer have them.
- Sophie Arnould

Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
- Henry Fielding

Probably the worst time in a person's life is when
they have to kill a family member because they are the devil.
But otherwise it's been a pretty good day.
- Emo Philips

To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil.
- Pearl Bailey

He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it,
is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
- Thomas Fuller


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