The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands— Martin Luther
Unusual Serpent quotations
The difference between true and false repentance lies in this: the man who truly repents cries out against his heart; but the other, as Eve, against the serpent, or something else.
I heard a loud noise in the heavens, and the Spirit instantly appeared to me and said the Serpent was loosened, and Christ had laid down the yoke he had borne for the sins of men, and that I should take it on and fight against the Serpent, for the time was fast approaching when the first should be last and the last should be first.
I will have my voice: Indian, Spanish, white.
I will have my serpent's tongue - my woman's voice, my sexual voice, my poet's voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence.
Let the storm rage and the sky darken - not for that shall we be dismayed.
If we trust as we should in Mary, we shall recognize in her, the Virgin Most Powerful "who with virginal foot did crush the head of the serpent.
In the Garden of Eden Eve showed more courage than Adam.
. when the serpent offered the forbidden fruit. She knew that there was something better than paradise.
Lucifer represents life, though, progress, civilization, liberty, independence.
Lucifer is the Logos, the Serpent, the Savior.
We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
The deadly Hydra now is the hydra of Equality.
Liberty, Equality and Fraternity is the three-fanged serpent.
The fiercest serpent may be overcome by a swarm of ants.
Better a serpent than a stepmother!
Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it.
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
Let no man think to kill sin with few, easy, or gentle strokes.
He who hath once smitten a serpent, if he follow not on his blow until it be slain, may repent that ever he began the quarrel. And so he who undertakes to deal with sin, and pursues it not constantly to the death.
Our minds can go no further. The human imagination is capable of no further expression of beauty than the carved owl of Athene, the archaic, marble serpent, the arrogant selfish head of the Acropolis Apollo.
Just cause niggas get behind you don't mean they got your back Beware of the serpent.
Adam was but human—this explains it all.
He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.
The Scorpion connects with the Serpent through the Dragon.
Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents.
These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence.
Woman is at once apple and serpent.
To caress the serpent that devours us, until it has eaten away our heart.
Without the power of the Industrial Union behind it, Democracy can only enter the State as the victim enters the gullet of the Serpent.
the serpent if it wants to become the dragon must eat itself.
A serpent is a serpent, and none the less a viper, because it is nestled in the bosom of an honest-hearted man.
This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade 'Know Thyself!' and taught Initiation.
Still anyone who trusts a serpent deserves its bite.
The wise see a creature for what it is, not what it says it may be.
Examining this water...I found floating therein divers earthy particles, and some green streaks, spirally wound serpent-wise...and I judge that some of these little creatures were above a thousand times smaller than the smallest ones I have ever yet seen, upon the rind of cheese, in wheaten flour, mould, and the like.
If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove.
Adam's first domestic pet after the expulsion from Paradise was the serpent.
I am the queen of spades, I am the wasp that stings, I am the dark serpent.
I am the invulnerable animal who passes through fire and is not burned.
The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.
See yonder another King's garden, which the King waters with his bloody sweat-Gethsemane, whose bitter herbs are sweeter far to renewed souls than even Eden's luscious fruits. There the mischief of the serpent in the first garden was undone: there the curse was lifted from earth, and borne by the woman's promised seed.
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
Brothers, the white people are like poisonous serpents: when chilled they are feeble and harmless, but invigorate them with warmth and they sting their benefactors to death.
An arrow may fly through the air and leave no trace;
but an ill thought leaves a trail like a serpent.