Devil Proverbs

Sayings about The Devil

A church without a leader is prey for the devil. ~ Georgian Proverbs

There is no worse devil than a farmer who wants to be a gentleman. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

When he was fifteen the devil was a good looking boy. ~ French Proverb

As one devil goes out, another one comes in. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

He that is afraid of the devil does not grow rich. ~ Italian Proverb

Talk of the devil and you hear his bones rattle. ~ Dutch Proverb

If you have never done anything evil, you should not be worrying about devils knocking at your door. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you light one candle for God, then you must light two for the devil. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

Religious contention is the devil’s harvest. ~ French Proverb

When the angels present themselves, the devils abscond. ~ Egyptian Proverb

The devil does not always wear boots — he sometimes comes barefoot. ~ Estonian Proverbs

Every mother-in-law is a piece of the devil’s pants. ~ French Proverb

Idle men tempt the devil; the devil tempts all others. ~ Turkish Proverb

With money one may command devils; without it, one cannot even summon a man. ~ Chinese Proverb

The servant of the devil does more than is asked for. ~ French Proverb

The devil hides behind the cross. ~ Spanish Proverb

The devil catches most souls in a golden net. ~ German Proverb

Gossipers are the devil’s trumpeters. ~ French Proverb

One devil does not scratch out another devil’s eyes. ~ Serbian Proverb

Ugliness is the only guardian angel a woman has. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Nowadays you have to go to heaven to meet an angel. ~ Polish Proverbs

Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death. ~ Jewish Proverbs

If Jesus Christ comes to help me, I laugh at the angels. ~ Russian Proverbs

All skill is in vain when an angel pees in the touchhole of your musket. ~ German Proverb

A polite devil is more agreeable than a rude saint. ~ Lebanese Proverb

“If the devil is going to take me,” said the courtesan, “let it be in a coach.” ~ Spanish Proverb

An idle brain is the devil’s workshop. ~English Proverb

You are permitted in times of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge. ~ Bulgarian Proverb

Where God builds a church, the devil builds a chapel. ~ German Proverb

The devil takes a hand in what is done in haste. ~ Kurdish Proverb

The devil sweetens another man’s wife with a spoonful of honey. ~ French Proverb

When the devil grows poor he becomes a tax collector. ~ Greek Proverb

The devil tempts all other men, but idle men tempt the devil. ~ Turkish Prover

Suspicion bears dark devils. ~ Japanese Proverb

Street angel, house devil. ~ German Proverb

Tell a woman once she is beautiful and the devil will repeat it ten times. ~ French Proverb

It does no harm now and then to burn a candle for the devil. ~ Serbian Proverb

If God sends you meal, the devil takes the sack. ~ Russian Proverb

The devil has his martyrs among men. ~ Dutch Proverb

Eat with the devil but give him a long spoon. ~ Jamaican Proverb

Even the devil slaves for the fortunate. ~ Nepalese Proverb

The devil climbs the bell tower in a priest’s cassock. ~ Spanish Proverb

“Age before beauty,” said the devil as he threw his grandmother off’ the stairs. ~ German Proverb

He who sows the seed of discord works in the devil’s barn. ~ French Proverb

You must answer the devil in his own language. ~ Indian Proverb

Money and the devil know no rest. ~ Serbian Proverb

Even the devil needs a friend. ~ Tamil Proverb

The world is a wheel and men are the felloes, and the devil prowling around spins. ~ Maltese Proverb

The devil is not so black as he is painted. ~ Traditional Proverb

Who stands bail for someone is being teased by the devil. ~ German Proverb

Beads about the neck, and the devil in the heart. ~ Spanish Proverb

Of three things the devil makes a salad: lawyers’ tongues, notaries’ fingers, and a third that shall be nameless. ~ Italian Proverb

It is easier to beat two devils into a child, than one devil out. ~ Swiss Proverb

Three daughters and a mother are four devils for a father. ~ Argentine Proverb

Speak the truth and shame the devil. ~ Traditional Proverb

The devil is in the details. ~ German Proverb

The devil tempts but doesn’t force. ~ Guyanese Proverb

The devil visits the rich too — but he visits the poor twice. ~ Swedish Proverb

Talk of the devil and he’ll appear. ~ Latin Proverb

You cannot serve God and the devil. ~ Maltese Proverb

One devil that you know is better than twenty that you don’t. ~ Chilean Proverb

Where the woman goes the devil follows. ~ French Proverb

If the devil is going to disguise himself, it will be as a monk or a lawyer. ~ Spanish Proverb

He that is embarked with the devil must sail with him. ~ Dutch Proverb

When you talk about future happenings the devil starts to laugh. ~ Japanese Proverb

If the Devil were dead, folk would do little for God’s sake. ~ Scottish Proverb

A party of two is that of God; of three of the king; of four is of the devil. ~ French Proverb

When God says “today,” the devil says “tomorrow.” ~ German Proverb

If you give a gift to a rich man, the devil sniggers. ~ French Proverb

The devil can swallow a woman but he can’t digest her. ~ Polish Proverb

When the angels appear, the devils run away. ~ Egyptian Proverb

A house without a woman is the devil’s own lodging. ~ Indian Proverb

Make a pact with the devil until you have crossed the bridge. ~ Romanian Proverb

The devil likes to hide behind a cross. ~ Ukranian Proverb

A woman has even cheated the devil. ~ Maltese Proverb

A gossip’s mouth is the devil’s postbag. ~ Gaelic Proverb

When the devil goes to mass he hides his tail. ~ Louisiana Proverb

If you marry money the devil lays an egg in your storeroom. ~ Swedish Proverb

If the devil is your godfather you will be welcome in hell. ~ Sri Lankan Proverb

“Virtue in the middle,” said the Devil when seated between two lawyers. ~ Danish Proverb

Crime is cunning; it puts an angel in front of every devil. ~ German Proverb

Woman was born three days earlier than the devil. ~ Korean Proverb

Man sins… then blames it on the devil. ~ Afghan Proverb

The devil dances in empty pockets. ~ English Proverb

Beware of a reconciled friend as of the devil. ~ Spanish Proverb

Needs must when the devil drives. ~ Traditional Proverb

One devil does not make hell. ~ Italian Proverb

As the stone leaves your hand it belongs to the devil. ~ Swiss Proverb

Speak of the Devil and he appears. ~ Italian Proverb

The devil always takes back his gifts. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

You can sell the devil if he is well cooked. ~ French Proverb

When war begins the devil makes hell bigger. ~ Spanish Proverb

If the devil is powerless, send him a woman. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

He who has a stepmother has the devil at his hearth. ~ French Proverb

The poorer you are, the more devils you meet. ~ Chinese Proverb

Life is like a game in which God shuffles the cards, the devil deals them and we have to play the trumps. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

If you want to annoy the devil stay silent. ~ Bulgarian Proverb

The anger of a woman is mighty and the devil’s trickery weak. ~ Tunisian Proverb

Even the devil is beautiful when he is young. ~ German Proverb

The husband’s mother is the wife’s devil. ~ German Proverb

The worst devil is the one who prays. ~ Polish Proverb

An atheist is one point beyond the devil. ~ Traditional Proverb

Liberty is God’s gift, liberties the devil’s. ~ German Proverb

Even the devil’s grandmother was a nice girl when she was young. ~ German Proverb

In times of emergency the devil eats flies. ~ German Proverb

Even the devil himself does not know where women sharpen their knives. ~ Latvian Proverb

The devil places a pillow for a drunken man to fall upon. ~ Canadian Proverb

The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish. ~ Traditional Proverb

Gold is the devil’s fishhook. ~ Italian Proverb

The devil will not bother you in a house full of children. ~ Kurdish Proverb

Devils have more than twelve apostles. ~ Swedish Proverb

The Devil’s a busy bishop in his own diocese. ~ Scottish Proverb

The devil can make a pot but he can’t make a lid. ~ Croatian Proverb

The devil was good looking at eighteen, and course tea makes a bitter first cup. ~ Japanese Proverb

An idle man is the devil’s pillow. ~ Dutch Proverb

Let the devil into church and he will climb into the pulpit. ~ Latvian Proverb

Even the devil knows what is right, but he will not do it. ~ Serbian Proverb

He who has gold is served by the devil. ~ Japanese Proverb

He to whom God gives no sons, the devil gives nephews. ~ Spanish Proverb

Partnership is an invention of the devil. ~ Russian Proverb

Better a devil you know than a hundred strangers. ~ South American Proverb

The devil looks after his own. ~ Traditional Proverb

Haste is the invention of the devil. ~ Arabian Proverb

In dark weather the devil is in the air. ~ Walloon Proverb

Let the devil get into the church, and he will mount the altar. ~ German Proverb

A pack of cards is the devil’s prayer book. ~ German Proverb

The devil goes away and heaven comes to stay. ~ Native American Proverb

The monk’s habit is never so blessed that the devil can’t hide in it. ~ German Proverb

A dimple on the chin, the devil within. ~ Gaelic Proverb

I have two masters — God and the devil; I work for the devil until lunch then I follow the Lord. ~ Gypsy Proverb

The Devil’s boots don’t creak. ~ Scottish Proverb

Out of a devil’s egg there can only come a devil. ~ Romanian Proverb

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

Son of a priest, grandson of the devil. ~ Greek Proverb

If you do good to the Devil, out of gratitude he will deliver you to hell. ~ Czech Proverb

The devil gives even rich men presents. ~ Romanian Proverb

God sends us the meat, but it is the Devil who sends us cooks. ~ Italian Proverb

When flatters meet, the devil goes to dinner. ~ English Proverb

Young saints, old devils. ~ French Proverb

When the devil reigns today God will be master tomorrow. ~ German Proverb

Every man for himself, and the devil take the hindmost. ~ Traditional Proverb

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