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The Devil himself is good, when he is pleased.

Thomas Fuller, M. D. Quotes

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When you're between any sort of devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea sometimes looks very inviting.

Terence Rattigan Quotes

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The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold; That is the madman. The lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt. The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theseus at V, i)

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Where God has his church the Devil will have his chapel

Spanish Proverb Quotes

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No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.

Guy H. King Quotes

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Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

Bible Quotes , Source: I Peter (ch. V, v. 8)

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How are thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Bible Quotes , Source: Isaiah (ch. XIV, v. 12)

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Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Bible Quotes , Source: James (ch. IV, v. 7)

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Renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world.

Book of Common Prayer Quotes , Source: Public Baptism of Infants

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And bid the devil take the hin'most.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto II, l. 633)

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Therefore it behooveth hire a full long spoon That shal ete with a feend.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales (l. 602), The Squire's Tale

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No, no! The devil is an egotist, And is not apt, without why or wherefore, "For God's sake," others to assist. [Ger., Nein, nein! Der Teufel ist ein Egoist Und thut nicht leicht um Gottes Willen, Was einem Andern nutzlich ist.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Faust (I, 4, 124)

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Culture which smooth the whole world licks, Also unto the devil sticks. [Ger., Auch die Kultur, die alle Welt beleckt, Hat auf den Teufel sich erstreckt.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Faust (I, 6, 160)

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I call'd the devil, and he came, And with wonder his form did I closely scan; He is not ugly, and is not lame, But really a handsome and charming man. A man in the prime of life is the devil, Obliging, a man of the world, and civil; A diplomatist too, well skill'd in debate, He talks quite glibly of church and state.

Heinrich Heine Quotes , Source: Pictures of Travels--The Return Home (no. 37)

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What is got over the devil's back is spent under his belly.

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Johan the Husband--Proverbs (ch. VII)

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The Devil is an ass, I do acknowledge it.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: The Devil is an Ass (act IV, sc. 1)

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It is Lucifer, The son of mystery; And since God suffers him to be, He, too, is God's minister, And labors for some good By us not understood.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (epilogue, last stanza)

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The devil, my friends, is a woman just now. 'Tis a woman that reigns in Hell.

Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") Quotes , Source: News

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The infernal serpent; he it was whose guile, Stirr'd up with envy and revenge, deceived The mother of mankind.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 34)

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His form had yet not lost All his original brightness, not appear'd Less than arch-angel ruined, and th' excess Of glory obscured.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 591)

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From morn To moon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 742)

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Satan exalted sat, by merit raised To that bad eminence.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 5)

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Black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 670)

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Incens'd with indignation Satan stood Unterrified, and like a comet burn'd, That fires the length of Ophiucus huge In th' artic sky, and from his horrid hair Shakes pestilence and war.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 707)

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Satan; so call him now, his former name Is heard no more in heaven.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 658)

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