Devil

Mothers see the angel in us because the angel is there. If it's shown to the mother, the son has got an angel to show, hasn't he? When a son cuts somebody's throat the mother only sees it's possible for a misguided angel to act like a devil - and she's entirely right about that!

When there is a question of saving souls, or preventing greater harm to souls, We feel the courage to treat with the devil in person.

When there is a question of saving souls, or preventing greater harm to souls, We feel the courage to treat with the devil in person.

It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

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.

I don't suppose God laughs at the people who think He doesn't exist. He's above jokes. But the devil isn't. That's one of his most endearing qualities.

And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned around on you--where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast--man's laws, not God's--and if you cut them down... d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.

Every man for himself, his own ends, the devil for all.

Idleness is the badge of the gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the stepmother of discipline, the chief author of all mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion upon which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases; for the mind is naturally active, and, if it is not occupied about some honest business, it rushes into mischief or sinks into melancholy.

The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.

The devil is the author of confusion.

Where God hath a temple, the devil will have a chapel.

I have no doubts that the Devil grins,
As seas of ink I spatter.
Ye gods, forgive my “literary” sins –
The other kind don’t matter.

To a woman the first kiss is just the end of the beginning but to a man it is the beginning of the end.

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.

And the Sons of Mary smile and are blessed--they know the angels are on their side: They know in them is the Grace confessed, and for them are the Mercies multiplied; They sit at the Feet, they hear the Word, they see how truly the Promise runs; They have cast their burden upon the Lord, and--the Lord He lays it on Martha's sons!

But till we are built like angels, with hammer and chisel and pen, We will work for ourself and a woman, for ever and ever, Amen.

Buy a pup and your money will buy Love unflinching that cannot lie.

'Tisn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just It. Some women'll stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.

We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart; But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: It's clever, but is it Art?