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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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Accursed be he who plays with the devil. [Ger., Verflucht wer mit dem Teufel spielt.]

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: Wallenstein's Tod (I, 3, 64)

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Marry, he must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse at IV, iii)

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I charge thee, Satan, housed within this man, To yield possession to my holy prayers, And to thy state of darkness hie thee straight. I conjure thee by all the saints in heaven.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Pinch at IV, iv)

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The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me.

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

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Let me say amen betimes lest the devil cross my prayer, for here he comes in the likeness of a Jew.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Solanio at III, i)

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The Satanic school.

Robert Southey Quotes , Source: Vision of Judgment (original preface, III)

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The bane of all that dread the Devil!

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: The Idiot Boy (st. 67)

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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, 1 Peter 5:8 Quotes

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The devil helps his servants for a season; but when they get into a pinch; he leaves them in the lurch.

Sir Roger L'Estrange Quotes

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Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.

Alexander Pope Quotes

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