Quotation Explorer - 'Devils'

Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice.
If from infancy you treat children as gods, they are liable in adulthood to act as devils. - P.D. James
Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation. - Norman Mailer
Church was never meant to be a place for gods to gather, but for devils wanting to shed their horns for halos. - Richelle E. Goodrich
From the world of darkness I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment. - Charles Manson
You may have learned from your mother or any other hunted woman. Smiling at devils is a useful learned thing. Swallowing discomfort down in spades. Holding it tight in your belly. Ageing on the inside only. Keeping it forever sexy. - Yrsa Daley-Ward
If I were to kiss you then go to hell, I would. So then I can brag with the devils I saw heaven without ever entering it. - William Shakespeare
The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. And here is the need of religion and its power, to bring in the principle of benevolence and love to men. - John Randolph
It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them. - John Steinbeck
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul. - Thomas Paine
Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing! - John Wesley
Mother’s particular devils had remained mysterious to me for decades. So had her past. Few born liars ever intentionally embark in truth’s direction, even those who believe that such a journey might axiomatically set them free. - Mary Karr
We are all the gods and devils, hiding under the human skin. - Akshay Vasu
Writers cleave together like a demonic AA group - we are singularly able to dance with each other's devils... - J.D. Young
I believe there is no heaven or hell. There are no devils or angels. No afterlife or salvation. My soul won't be incarnated or lost in the oblivion. One day, I will just stop existing... and that's it! - Bhavya Kaushik
Are you a devil?""I am a man," answered Father Brown gravely; "and therefore have all devils in my heart. - G.K. Chesterton
My friends, it is wise to nourish the soul, otherwise you will breed dragons and devils in your heart. - C.G. Jung
Jam on a winter took away the blue devils. It was like tasting summer. - Sandra Dallas
The third direction of prayer is prayer against Satan, devils and demons - Sunday Adelaja
The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts, and that is where all our battles should be fought. - Mahatma Gandhi
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. - Augustine of Hippo
Alas! There's no one in hell ... all the devils are here! - Aimé Césaire
Write against patterns. Go against the devils. Write what you never write. Lie. Validate what you don’t validate. Indulge what you don’t like. Wallow in it. Write the opposite of what you always write, think, speak. Do everything against the grain! - Deena Metzger
Enemy from within is always worst than outside devils. - Satyaankith
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