„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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político americano 1831 - 1881

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„He was a man
Who stole the livery of the court of Heaven
To serve the Devil in.“

—  Robert Pollok, livro The Course of Time

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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, livro The Hind and the Panther

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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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„The Devil was sick,—the Devil a monk would be;
The Devil was well,—the devil a monk was he.“

—  Francois Rabelais, livro Gargantua and Pantagruel

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„A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man.“

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830

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

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885

Dieu s'est fait homme; soit. Le diable s'est fait femme!
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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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„[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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„Words are devils, which may lead a man to pick up a sword; but they can never teach him to use it.“

—  Mark Rosenfelder American language inventor

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