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In the midst of a world of light and love, of song and feast and dance, Lucifer could find nothing to think of more interesting than his own prestige.

    Topics: Satan, Pride
    Source: A Preface to Paradise Lost

And then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemies' plan. By mixing a little truth with it they had made their lie far stronger.

    Topics: Satan, Lying
    Source: The Last Battle

To admire Satan [in Paradise Lost] is to give one's vote not only for a world of misery, but also for a world of lies and propaganda, of wishful thinking, of incessant autobiography.

    Topics: Satan
    Source: A Preface to 'Paradise Lost'

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.

    Topics: Satan, Finances, Age

Like a good chess player, Satan is always trying to manuever you into a position where you can save your castle only by losing your bishop.

    Topics: Satan

The enemy will not see you vanish into God's company without an effort to reclaim you.

    Topics: Satan

The devil loves 'curing' a small fault by giving you a great one.

    Topics: Satan

The enemy will not see you vanish into God's company without an effort to reclaim you.

    Topics: Satan

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist and a magician with the same delight.

    Topics: Satan

What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.

    Topics: Selfishness, Nature

At this very moment you and I are either committing [selfishness], or about to commit it, or repenting it.

    Topics: Selfishness
    Source: The Problem of Pain

Selfishness has never been admired.

    Topics: Selfishness

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