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65 Devil Quotes

Tell your master that if there were as many devils at Worms as tiles on its roofs, I would enter.

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

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Swings the scaly horror of his folded tail.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Hymn on Christ's Nativity (l. 172)

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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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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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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 Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 846)

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Bid the Devil take the slowest.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: On the Taking of Namur

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Nay then, let the devil wear black, for I'll have a suit of sables.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, ii)

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The prince of darkness is a gentleman. Modo he's called, and Mahu.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (Edgar at III, iv)

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What, man, defy the devil? Consider, he's an enemy to mankind.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Toby at III, iv)

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The devil's most devilish when respectable.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning 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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Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish.

Minna Thomas Antrim Quotes

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Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.

Nelson DeMille Quotes

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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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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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The Devil himself is good, when he is pleased.

Thomas Fuller, M. D. Quotes

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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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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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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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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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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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