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65 Devil Quotes

Talk of the devil, and his horns appear

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

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Devils can be driven out of the heart by the touch of a hand on a hand, or a mouth on a mouth

Tennessee Williams Quotes

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"I think if the devil doesn't exist, then man has created him. He has created him in his own image and likeness." "Just as man created God, then?" observed Alyosha.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky Quotes , Source: The Brothers Karamazov

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When the devil drives, needs must. (Needs must when the devil drives.)

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

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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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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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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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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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Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish.

Minna Thomas Antrim 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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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 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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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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