Monday, 25 June 2012

Devils

An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case. God has written all the books. - Samuel Butler

Do not be dismayed to learn there is a bit of the devil in you. There is a bit of the devil in us all. - Arthur Bryon Cover

If you scratch some saints you will find the devil. - Austin O’Malley

In every man's heart there is a devil, but we do not know the man as bad until the devil is roused. - James Oliver Curwood

It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them. - John Steinbeck

Man creates both his god and his devil in his own image. His god is himself at his best, and his devil himself at his worst. - Elbert Hubbard

Many human beings need no supernatural mentoring to commit acts of savagery; some people are devils in their own right, their tell-tale horns having grown inward to facilitate their disguise. - Dean Koontz

Most men would gladly give their souls to the Devil, were he willing to accept them. - Abraham Miller

Satan was a blunderer ... who made a stupendous failure. If he had succeeded, we should all have been worshipping him, and his portrait would have been more flattering. - George Eliot

The Devil hardly ever made anyone do anything. He didn’t have to. That was what some humans found hard to understand. Hell wasn’t a major reservoir of evil, any more than Heaven ... was a fountain of goodness; they were just sides in the great cosmic chess game. Where you found the real McCoy, the real grace and the real heart-stopping evil, was right inside the human mind. - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

The fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the breast of man. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The world is, was, will always be filled with good and evil, because good and evil is the yin and yang of the human condition. - Philip Zimbardo

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. - William Ralph Inge











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