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
Contributed by: Zaady
But Satan now is wiser than of yore, And tempts by making rich, not making poor.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.
Source: Thoughts on Various Subjects
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
Pereant qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. "To the devil with those who published before us."
Source: [Quoted by St. Jerome, his pupil]
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