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At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies.
~ Theodore Roosevelt | ( 26th president of the U.S. ) | 1858-1919 | Devil
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Every man for himself, his own ends, the devil for all.
-: [ The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part III, Section I. Memb, III. ]
~ Robert Burton | (English scholar. ) | 1577-1640 | Devil
quotes Division : Scholars   
     
I charge thee, Satan, hous'd 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!

-: [ The Comedy of Errors, Act IV, scene 4, line 67. ]
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Devil
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
I know nothing more mocking than a devil that despairs.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Devil
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
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.

-: [ Christus, The Golden Legend (1872), Epilogue. Last stanza ]
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | ( U.S. poet. ) | 1807-1882 | Devil
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
~ Albert Schweitzer | ( German theologian, philosopher, and physician. ) | 1875-1965 | Devil
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Devil
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
~ William Cowper | ( British poet. ) | 1731-1800 | Devil
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Tell your master that if there were as many devils at Worms as tiles on its roofs, I would enter.
-: [ Bunsen's Life of Luther, p. 61. ]
~ Martin Luther | ( German priest and scholar. ) | 1483-1546 | Devil
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
The devil can site scripture for his own purpose! An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Devil
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
The devil has his elect.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Devil
quotes Division : Historians   
     
The devil has the power to assume a pleasing shape.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Devil
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
The devil hath power
To assume a pleasing shape.

-: [ Hamlet (1600-02), Act II, scene 2, line 628. ]
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Devil
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.
-: [ The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part III, Section IV. Memb. I. Subsection III. ]
~ Robert Burton | (English scholar. ) | 1577-1640 | Devil
quotes Division : Scholars   
     
The Devil is an ass, I do acknowledge it.
~ Ben Jonson | ( English dramatist, poet and actor. ) | 1573-1637 | Devil
quotes Division : Actors   
     
The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are.
-: [ Die Fackel, no. 277/78 (March 31, 1909) ]
~ Karl Kraus | ( Austrian satirist. ) | 1874-1936 | Devil
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
The devil is God's ape!
~ Martin Luther | ( German priest and scholar. ) | 1483-1546 | Devil
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
The Devil is not the Prince of Matter; the Devil is the arrogance of the spirit, faith without smile, truth that is never seized by doubt. The Devil is grim because he knows where he is going, and, in moving, he always returns whence he came.
-: [ The Name of the Rose (1980). ]
~ Umberto Eco | (Italian novelist and critic ) | 1929-? | Devil
quotes Division : Critics   
     
The devil is the author of confusion.
~ Robert Burton | (English scholar. ) | 1577-1640 | Devil
quotes Division : Scholars   
     
The devil's most devilish when respectable.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning | ( British poet. ) | 1806-1861 | Devil
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
The infernal serpent; he it was whose guile, Stirr'd up with envy and revenge, deceived The mother of mankind.
-: [ Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book I, line 34. ]
~ John Milton | ( English poet. ) | 1608-1674 | Devil
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
the loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist!
-: [ "The Generous Gambler" (Feb. 1864). ]
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Devil
quotes Division : French poets   
     
We may not pay Satan reverence, for that would be indiscreet, but we can at least respect his talents.
-: [ "Concerning the Jews", Harper's Magazine (September 1899). ]
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Devil
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there:
And 'twill be found, upon examination,
The latter has the largest congregation.

-: [ The True-Born Englishman (1701) ]
~ Daniel Defoe | (1661-1731, British Author ) | 1661-1731 | Devil
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
You must have the devil in you to succeed in the arts.
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Devil
quotes Division : Historians   
     

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