Luck is the idol of the idle.
— Proverbs

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
Frederick the Great idols quote

Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
— Rabindranath Tagore

Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
— Friedrich von Schiller

It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut the training and go straight to fame and fortune, and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
— Lesley Garrett