The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind -- not the fiend or the sadist.
— Erich Fromm

My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt; helpless, naked, piping loud, like a fiend hid in a cloud.
William Blake fiends quote

I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.
— George Bernard Shaw

The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Guilt is the source of sorrow, 'tis the fiend,Th' avenging fiend, that follows us behind,With whips and stings
— fiends quotation by Nicholas Rowe