Devil (151-176)

Truth shames the devil.
— English

What the devil does in a year a fool does in an hour.
— African (Morocco)

What the devil brings he also takes away.
— Russian

When nuns dance the devil does not weep.
— Rumanian

When the devil quotes Latin,
the priests go to prayers.
— English

When the devil says his prayers he wants to cheat you.
— Spanish

When the devil says his paternosters he means to cheat you.
— French

When the devil preaches, the world's near an end.
— English

When the devil prays, he has a booty in his eye.
— English

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

When the devil grows old he turns hermit.
— French

When the devil finds the door shut he goes away.
— French

When the devil gets into the church
he seats himself on the alter.
— Dutch

When the angels present themselves,
the devils abscond.
— African (Egypt)

When nuns dance the devil does not weep.
— Rumanian

When fortune is good, you rule over the devils;
when fortune is bad, they rule over you.
— Chinese

When flatterers meet, the devil goes to dinner.
— English

When the devil grew old he became a monk.
— Rumanian

Where God builds a church, the devil builds a chapel.
— German

Where none else will, the devil must bear the cross.
— English

Where there's money, there is the devil;
but where there's none, there he is twice.
— German

Where the fence is lowest, the devil leaps over.
— German

Where the devil doesn't have time to go, he sends a fool.
— Russian

Where the devil cannot succeed he sends an old woman.
— Polish

Wickedness with beauty is the devil's hook baited.
— English

You cannot serve God and the devil.
— Maltese

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