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Satan Quotes

23 of the best book quotes from Satan
  1. #1
    “Like a good chess player, Satan is always trying to maneuver you into a position where you can save your castle only by losing your bishop.”
  2. #2
    “As you perceive, the only person responsible for the couple’s offense escaped; and not only escaped but became the executioner of the innocent.”
  3. #3
    “No. No creature can be honorably required to go counter to
    the law of his nature -- the Law of God.”
  4. #4
    “Your country and mine is an interesting one, but there is nothing there that is half so interesting as the human mind.”
  5. #5
    “Providentially. That is the word. For the fly had not been left behind by accident. No, the hand of Providence was in it. There are no accidents. All things that happen, happen for a purpose. They are foreseen from the beginning of time, they are ordained from the beginning of time.
  6. #6
    “The tiger -- yes. The law of his nature is ferocity. The law of
    his nature is the Law of God. He cannot disobey it.”
  7. #7
    ″ It shows you that when people have left a reproachful vacancy in a contract they can be as shady about it in Bibles as elsewhere.”
  1. #8
    “Many men pray, not many of them like to do it. A few pray long, the others make a short cut.”
  2. #9
    “He is a marvel -- man is! I would I knew who invented him.”
  3. #10
    ″ It is curious -- the way the human mind works. The Christian begins with this straight proposition, this definite proposition, this inflexible and uncompromising proposition: God is allknowing, and all-powerful.”
  4. #11
    “Satan is so much more in earnest than we are--he buys up the opportunity while we are wondering how much it will cost.”
  5. #12
    “Satan’s greatest success is in making people think they have plenty of time before they die to consider their eternal welfare.”
  6. #13
    “Let our hearts admit, “I am poor and weak. Satan is too subtle, too cunning, too powerful; he watches constantly for advantages over my soul. The world presses in upon me with all sorts of pressures, pleas, and pretences.”
  7. #14
    “It is to erase the fixed smiles of sleeping couples that Satan trained roosters to crow at five in the morning.”
  1. #15
    ″... every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”
  2. #16
    “Foreordain it? No. The man’s circumstances and environment order it. His first act determines the second and all that follow after.”
  3. #17
    “Are you so unobservant as not to have found out that sanity and happiness are an impossible combination? No sane man can be happy, for to him life is real, and he sees what a fearful thing it is.”
  4. #18
    ″‘And always we had wars, and more wars, and still other wars--all over Europe, all over the world. Sometimes in the private interest of royal families,’ Satan said, ‘sometimes to crush a weak nation; but never a war started by the aggressor for any clean purpose--there is no such war in the history of the race.‘”
  5. #19
    “I said it was a brutal thing.”
    “No, it was a human thing. You should not insult the brutes by such a misuse of that word; they have not deserved it.”
  6. #20
    “Only the mad can be happy, and not many of those.”
  7. #21
    ″... we had taken his silence as a sort of encouragement; necessarily, then, this talk of his was a disappointment to us, for it showed we had made no impression upon him... we knew then how the missionary must feel when he has been cherishing a glad hope and has seen it blighted.”
  8. #22
    “Among you boys you have a game: you stand a row of bricks on end a few inches apart; you push a brick, it knocks its neighbor over, the neighbor knocks over the next brick--and so on till all the row is prostrate. That is human life.”
  9. #23
    “To skip any one of the billion acts in Columbus’s chain would have wholly changed his life. I have examined his billion of possible careers, and in only one of them occurs the discovery of America.”
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