, pub-0418880821635173, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 World of Proverbs: Devil (001-025)

Devil (001-025)

A cunning lawyer beats the devil.
— American

A good painter can draw a devil as well as an angel.
— English

A man is handsome if he is only
better looking than the devil.
— Yiddish

A saint abroad and a devil at home.
— English

A woman is an angel at ten, a saint at fifteen,
a devil at forty, and a witch at fourscore.
— English

A young saint may prove an old devil.
— Scottish

A young angel, an old devil.
— French

A pack of cards is the devil's prayer book.
— German

All saint without, all devil within.
— English

An idle person is the devil's cushion.
— English

An empty purse is the devil.
— English

An ape, a priest, and a louse,
are three devils in one house.
— Dutch

An idle man is the devil's pillow.
— Dutch

An artful fellow is a devil in a doublet.
— English

Bad priests bring the devil into the church.
— English

Beads about the neck and the devil in the heart.
— English

Better keep the devil at the door
than turn him out of the house.
— English

Beware of a reconciled friend as of the devil.
— Spanish

Call not the devil, he will come fast enough unbidden.
— Danish

Cards are the devil's books.
— English

Devils must be driven out with devils.
— German

Do not make two devils of one.
— French

Even the devil cannot escape a woman.
— Rumanian

Even the devil is not as black as he is painted.
— Slovak

Even the devil knows what is right,
but he will not do it.
— Serbo-Croatian