A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on devil, growth, idleness, and vices

IDLENESS, n. A model farm where the devil experiments with seeds of new sins and promotes the growth of staple vices.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on devil and temptation

But Satan now is wiser than of yore, And tempts by making rich, not making poor.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on age, devil, god, men, sacrifice, and virtue

When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Thoughts on Various Subjects

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A Quote by Abu-Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali on devil, dogs, divinity, nature, and saints

Man's nature is made up of four elements, which produce in him four attributes, namely, the beastly, the brutal, the satanic, and the divine. In man there is something of the pig, the dog, the devil, and the saint.

al-Ghazzali (1058 - 1111)

Source: The Main Problems of Abu Nasr Al-Paraba

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A Quote by Aelius Donatus on devil


Pereant qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. "To the devil with those who published before us."

Aelius Donatus

Source: [Quoted by St. Jerome, his pupil]

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