„A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil. “

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„Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

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„So over violent, or over civil,
That every man with him was God or Devil.“

—  John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700
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„The devil tempted Christ; yes, but it was Christ who tempted the devil to tempt him.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
Further Extracts from the Note-Books of Samuel Butler http://books.google.com/books?id=zltaAAAAMAAJ&q=%22The+devil+tempted+Christ+yes+but+it+was+Christ+who+tempted+the+devil+to+tempt+him%22&pg=PA76#v=onepage, compiled and edited by A.T. Bartholomew (1934), p. 76

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„No man is a devil in his own mind.“

—  James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987

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„Even a most evil man is better than the devil!“

—  Jan Hus Czech linguist, religion writer, theologist, university educator and science writer 1369 - 1415
pp. 201-202; Jan Hus in Booklet against the Cook-priest in response to the rival priest who swore that Hus is worse than any devil.

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„God became a man, granted. The devil became a woman.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885
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„[Servetus] is a wise man who doubtless thought he was teaching the truth, but he fell into the hands of the Devil.. . . Be careful the same thing does not happen to you!“

—  William Farel French evangelist 1489 - 1565
On October 27, 1553, Michael Servetus was burned at the stake in Geneva, Switzerland. Guillaume Farel —the executioner and vicar of John Calvin— warned the onlookers with these words. Awake! magazine, May 2006; Michael Servetus—A Solitary Quest for the Truth.

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