Better to reign in hell than serve in heav'n.— John Milton
Most Powerful Devil's Advocate quotations
Be the type of person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, "Aww shit.... they're up"
I'm the devil's advocate. We have our own worshipers.
Love is overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
Encourage dissent: Leaders should have associates who have contrary views, who are devil's advocates, "variance sensors" who can tell them the difference between what is expected and what is really happening, between what they want to hear and what they need to hear. There are too many naked emperors running around today.
I hate people who say 'Just to play devil's advocate.'
The essayist . . . can pull on any sort of shirt, be any sort of person, according to his mood or his subject matter - philosopher, scold, jester, raconteur, confidant, pundit, devil's advocate, enthusiast.
Even the devil was once an angel
Today the devil as a wolf in supposedly a new suit of sheep’s clothing is enticing some men to parrot his line by advocating planned government guaranteed security at the expense of our liberties.
Being a New Yorker is never having to say you are sorry.
If opponents of all important truths do not exist, it is indispensable to imagine them and supply them with the strongest arguments which the most skillful devil's advocate can conjure up.
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says - "Oh crap, she's up"
I will sit there on the air and look at every position and play devil's advocate.
If you give people an idea these days, they just think you are sharing it with them so they can critique it, play devil's advocate, and so on. It doesn't occur to them that they might help or get enthused or at least have the courtesy to get out of your way.
Look, but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, but don't swallow.
The man who has millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day.
That's one of those hazards of an interview: You get tired of your stock answer and you try to get creative and even play devil's advocate.
Never play the Devil's Advocate. Your words could be the difference between success and failure in someone else.
People have confused playing devil's advocate with being intelligent.
Speak of the devil and he shall appear.
Whenever you feel like feeling like a devil's advocate, Bible-thump.
That, in a worldly world, is the great irony and satire of evangelism.
John Kerry doesn't think in terms of black-and-white.
He's all gray, and he looks at all sides of the issues. That makes people think he likes to be devil's advocate. Whatever you say, he'll challenge you on.