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The Devil hisself can, after all, hardly be an atheist. As the Father of Lies, he preaches atheism, but doesn’t believe what he is preaching. Like a General Secretary of the Communist Party, he is using it to sucker the Proletariat.

— David Warren (source)  <link>

Each of us can say to the tempter, “Unlike you, I have not yet become an outcast from heaven through my pride. By my baptism I have become one with him. It is you that should fall prostrate before me.”

— St. Gregory Nazianzen (via)  <link>

Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice.

— G.K. Chesterton  <link>

Sin made Hell, divine love made Purgatory.

— Peter Kreeft  <link>

You never had a rope around your neck. Well, I’m going to tell you something. When that rope starts to pull tight, you can feel the Devil bite your ass.

— Tuco, the “ugly” bandit from the movie The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly  <link>

The devil will try to upset you by accusing you of being unworthy of the blessings that you have received. Simply remain cheerful and do your best to ignore the devil’s nagging. If need be even laugh at the absurdity of the situation. Satan, the epitome of sin, accuses you of unworthiness! When the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future!

— St. Teresa of Avila  <link>

If the devil does not exist, and man has therefore created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.

— Fyodor Dostoevsky  <link>

In every sin we choose to believe the devil’s lie rather than God’s truth.

— Peter Kreeft  <link>

It is said that there are three sources of evil, “the world, the flesh, and the Devil”; but the world and the flesh would be innocent were it not for the Devil.

— Peter Kreeft, Back to Virtue

(This does not abrogate your personal responsibility.)  <link>


The devil once went for a walk with a friend. They saw a man ahead of them stoop down and pick up something from the ground.

“What did that man find?” asked the friend.

“A piece of the truth,” said the devil.

“Doesn’t that disturb you?” asked the friend.

“No,” said the devil, “I shall let him make a belief out of it.”

— Anthony de Mello  <link>