119+ Profound Devil Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A devil is the personification of evil as it is conceived in many and various cultures and religious traditions. Famous devil quotes will get you thinking, enrich your perspective and make you wiser.

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Best Devil Quotes

Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his. – Billy Sunday

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls, he may find you occupied. – St. Jerome

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. – Oscar Wilde

All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word. – Martin Luther

Clever as the Devil and twice as pretty. – Holly Black

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel. – Martin Luther

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

The devil has no power … except in the dark. – Cassandra Clare

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When you make a mistake and the devil comes and tells you ‘You’re no good,’ you don’t have to take on the guilt and condemnation he wants to put on you. No! You can immediately confess your mistake to God, thank Him for forgiving you and cleansing you with the blood of Jesus, and move forward in the victory of His grace and forgiveness. – Joyce Meyer

The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for. – Tucker Max

When the Devil is not fishing he is mending his nets. – Austin O’Malley

The devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist. – Charles Baudelaire

Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed. – St. Jerome

Logic is what the devil likes most. – Kelly Braffet

Better the devil you know than the angel you don’t. – Hama Tuma

Son, the greatest trick the Devil pulled was convincing the world there was only one of him. – David Wong

Be careful who you trust, the devil was once an angel.

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back. – Michael Bassey Johnson

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Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives. – Gary Busey

Neutral men are the devil’s allies. – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil… Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult. – Anne Rice

Haste is of the Devil. – St. Jerome

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition – George Herbert

Never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep… – John Milton

I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is to take advantage of everyone. – Camille Claudel

The devil takes a hand in what is done in haste. – Turkish Proverb

The Devil pulls the strings which make us dance; We find delight in the most loathsome things; Some furtherance of Hell each new day brings, and yet we feel no horror in that rank advance. – Charles Baudelaire

Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sometimes the Devil is a gentleman. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

We have never heard the devil’s side of the story; God wrote all the book. – Anatole France

You can hide from the devil, but he’ll always find you. – Allen Iverson

inspirational devil quotes

Sunshine, if I ever disappear, please tell people that I ran after the Devil, trying to get my soul back. – April Genevieve Tucholke

I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong, than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil. – Malcolm X

The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still. – Aiden Wilson Tozer

Lucifer spoke thus. Pride took him from heaven, though he sat at God’s right hand.’ Her voice grew faint, the hint of a whisper. ‘In the end pride is the only evil, the root of all sins.’ ‘Pride is all I have. – Mark Lawrence

I am the worst influence. If you can’t handle your vices, then I am the Devil. – Tori Amos

The Devil’s most devilish when respectable. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn’t do anything to you, but since you aren’t wise, you need us who are old. – Martin Luther

The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are. – Karl Kraus

Famous Devil Quotes

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. – Helen Keller

Beauty and the devil are the same thing. – Robert Mapplethorpe

When you’re in hell, only a devil can point the way out. – Joe Abercrombie

Those who play with the devil’s toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword. – R. Buckminster Fuller

When everything goes wrong, what a joy to test your soul and see if it has endurance and courage. An invisible and all-powerful enemy – some call him God, others the Devil, seem to rush upon us to destroy us; but we are not destroyed. – Nikos Kazantzakis

best devil quotes

You must never tire fighting Satan. – Abraham Cahan

Because God loves us, but the devil takes an interest. – Jennifer Donnelly

If you’ve got faith and you believe in what you are living for, you can stand your ground when the Devil’s at your door. – John Michael Montgomery

When you’re in hell, only a devil can point the way out. – Joe Abercrombie

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you get down and quarrel everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say. – Bob Marley

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.

Oh, I am an angel, though sometimes I wish I was more of a devil. – Victoria Pendleton

The devil’s agents may be of flesh and blood, may they not? – Arthur Conan Doyle

I could care less about what people think. I’m a Devil Without A Cause. – Kid Rock

Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies. – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

I have never understood why people who can swallow the enormous improbability of a personal God boggle at a personal Devil. – Graham Greene

I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. – George Bernard Shaw

A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil. – James A. Garfield

If you don’t set the tone for the day, the devil will set it for you. – Joel Osteen

Don’t let people disrespect you. My mom says don’t open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people. – Cuba Gooding, Jr.

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in our health, or we suffer in our soul, or we get fat. – Albert Einstein

The devil lies brooding in the miser’s chest. – Thomas Fuller

Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in. – Billy Sunday

The devil tempts men through their ambition, their cupidity, or their appetite, until he comes to the profane swearer, whom he clutches without any reward. – Horace Mann

Those who are preparing for the coming of Christ should be sober, and watch unto prayer, for our adversary, the Devil, goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour; whom we are to resist steadfast in the faith. – Ellen G. White

Temptation is a woman’s weapon and man’s excuse. – H.L. Mencken

The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Devils can be driven out of the heart by the touch of a hand on a hand, or a mouth on a mouth. – Tennessee Williams

Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

I like to talk to myself ahead of time so when temptation comes, I’ve already made up my mind that I have the victory. – Joyce Meyer

Hell is empty and all the devils are here. – William Shakespeare

The devil’s voice is sweet to hear. – Stephen King

The devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape. – William Shakespeare

Don’t just let the devil use your mind as a garbage dump. – Joyce Meyer

Satan’s successes are the greatest when he appears with the name of God on his lips. – Mahatma Gandhi

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. – C. S. Lewis

The Devil may also make use of morality. – Karl Barth

We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are. – Thomas a Kempis

Talk of the devil, and his horns appear. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Gossip is the Devil’s radio. – George Harrison

All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can’t be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot. – Henry Ward Beecher

Deep Devil Quotes

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

‘You are no saint,’ says the devil. Well, if I am not, I am a sinner, and Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. Sink or swim, I go to Him; other hope, I have none. – Charles Spurgeon

We are our own devils; we drive ourselves out of our Edens. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The devil ain’t got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil’s a good friend, too… because when you don’t know him, that’s the time he can mosh you down. – Bob Marley

Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation. – Albert Schweitzer

Resist the temptation to subject yourself only to that which re-affirms what you already think. – Jake Tapper

Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

It was necessary that the Devil should have a representation upon the Earth, as well as God. – Warren Jeffs

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love. – Marilyn Monroe

Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in. – Billy Sunday

Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden. – Jerry Falwell

If you will do what God tells you to do, there’s no person on Earth and no devil in Hell that can keep you from having what God wants you to have. – Joyce Meyer

When the Devil is not fishing, he is mending his nets. – Austin O’Malley

When a man hurries, the devil smiles. – Polish Proverb

When the Angels arrive, the devils leave. – Egyptian Proverb

If you don’t set the tone for the day, the devil will set it for you. – Joel Osteen

The devil put before me that I could not endure the trials of the religious life, because of my delicate nurture. I defended myself against him by alleging the trials which Christ endured, and that it was not much for me to suffer something for His sake; besides, He would help me to bear it. – Saint Teresa of Avila

Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty. – Earl Wilson

Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels. Things are clearly more complicated. – Milan Kundera

Patience doesn’t mean making a pact with the devil of denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that’s unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with. – Sharon Salzberg

We are all acquainted with demons, aren’t we? Sometimes they are more subtle than the Devil in person. They are those things that clutch at us, strangle us, force us to obey them. They control us with great delight, and finally they own us. Demons are certainly as much around today as they were in Jesus’ day. They are more subtle, perhaps, and so we think we have outgrown them. Because we call them by other names, we have a way of missing them. But there is still a great force surrounding us that tries to push us into what is not of God. – Macrina Wiederkehr

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom. – Jose Bergamin

If the devil went about doing a tenth of what he is accused of doing, he would be poor from paying the blacksmith for ox-shoes for his hooves. – Austin O’Malley

Be careful who you trust, the devil was once an angel. – Unknown

The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck. – William James

Flying into a storm, even its outer edges, did not seem like a good idea to me. And this was no ordinary tempest. Everyone on the bridge knew what it was: The Devil’s Fist, a near-eternal typhoon that migrated about the North Indian basin year-round. She was infamous and earned her name by striking airships out of the sky. – Kenneth Oppel

I mean, the more a man was in the Devil’s power, the less he would be aware of it, on the principle that a man is still fairly sober as long as he knows he’s drunk. – C. S. Lewis

There has always been discouragement, negativism, and temptation in the world because of Lucifer. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it. – Andre Weil

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. It tells me something else. If you remember, God’s favorite angel was Lucifer. Apparently, Lucifer means “the light.” It also means “the morning star,” in some scripture. And apparently, he disobeyed God, and that’s the ultimate disobedience to authority. And when he did, Michael, the archangel, was sent to kick him out of heaven along with the other fallen angels. And so, Lucifer descends into hell, becomes Satan, becomes the devil, and the force of evil in the universe begins. – Philip Zimbardo

Sure, I believe in God and the Devil, but they don’t have to have pitchforks and a long white beard. – Keanu Reeves

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

Knowledge of God’s Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution. – Edwin Louis Cole

It takes a man to make a devil. – Henry Ward Beecher

When I grew up, the Devil was a reason why I had a headache, or the Devil was the reason I got mad today. We always blamed the Devil. I think today when I say the Enemy, I like to make it broader. Sometimes the Enemy can be our own thoughts. – Joel Osteen

Often the work of the Lord itself may be a temptation to keep us from that communion with Him which is so essential to the benefit of our own souls. – George Muller

When the devil is called the God of this world, it is not because he made it, but because we serve him with our worldliness. – Thomas Aquinas