Talk of the devil, and he is bound to appear.
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.
It is no good casting out devils. They belong to us, we must accept them and be at peace with them.
D. H. Lawrence
If the devil does not exist, and man has therefore created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
The devil is only a convenient myth invented by the real malefactors of our world.
Robert Anton Wilson
It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
Devils can be driven out of the heart by the touch of a hand on a hand, or a mouth on a mouth.
Demons do not exist any more than gods do, being only the products of the psychic activity of man.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.
The devil is not so black as he is painted.
The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil.
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Speak of the devil and he appears.
Where God has his church the Devil will have his chapel.
And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying. My name is Legion: for we are many.
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
The Devil is a gentleman.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The devil is in the details.
May the devil make a ladder of your backbone – While he is picking apples in the garden of Hell.
Old Irish toast
Gossip is the Devil’s radio.
Neutral men are the devil’s allies.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Of three things the devil makes a salad: advocate’s tongues, notaries’ fingers, and a third that shall be nameless.
I have always said, the first Whig was the Devil.
The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.
You must have the devil in you to succeed in any of the arts.
Better the Devil you know than the Devil you don’t.
Speak the truth and shame the devil.
The devil never grants long leases.
The devil made me do it.
The devil is and always has been a gentleman.
The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
A. W. Tozer
When a man hurries, the devil smiles.
Give the devil his due.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
You are one of those that will not serve God, if the devil bid you.
The Devil, too, sometimes steals human children; it is not infrequent for him to carry away infants within the first six weeks after birth, and to substitute in their place imps.
A woman is a dish for the gods, if the devil dress her not.
The Devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape.
He will give the devil his due.
When the devil grows old he turns hermit.
When the Devil quotes Scriptures, it’s not, really, to deceive, but simply that the masses are so ignorant of theology that somebody has to teach them the elementary texts before he can seduce them.
The devil was the first democrat.
The devil’s voice is sweet to hear.
Let the devil catch you but by a single hair, and you are his forever.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
They give themselves to God when the Devil will no longer have them.
They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.
Beauty and the devil are the same thing.
The devil’s most devilish when respectable.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Bid the Devil take the slowest.
When the Angels arrive, the devils leave.
When the devil drives, needs must.
The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don’t know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.
The devil’s voice is sweet to hear.
The devil’s name is dullness.
Robert E. Lee