Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire, (1821-1867) French poet, critic and translator

Charles Baudelaire Quote

“The devil’s best trick is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist!”

Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire
~ Charles Baudelaire

in his 1864 short story, “The Generous Gambler”

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E Archer, NYC


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RBESRQ    11/4/08

His second trick is to accuse the other side for the crimes he commits - very similar to the GOP

Mike, Norwalk

We hold this truth to be self evident. Robert, well said, but you're only half right, you forgot the GOP's twin brother, the Democrats.

Pat, Oakland

Boy, am I dumb. I thought this was from Verbal Kint.

Rick, erie, pa

Does the devil have this administration of con-artists conned?! They certainly take no pause in their attack against the powerless. We will all answer. May the Fear of God let you realize your alterior motives. You all know what you want for yourselves. How many of you people give up your money until it really hurts? Until I see some or even one, with sacrificial love giving more money than they really want to give, where we can see a shining example, a real person, giving from their need, I'm not persuaded by them or their self-pretense of integrity.

Mike, Norwalk

A great example is not to put a name or title on that which is currently occurring. By way of illustration: Karl Marx was very accurate when he said; "Religion is the opiate of the masses." Socialism, other collective consciousnesses or any number of demonic designs, when acted upon by moral or ethical imperative (for example, a dole system, the state can create law, etc) is in fact a religion. Despots, totalitarians and tyrants will persuade all that religion doesn't exist and it is purely secular government. No name = non-existence.

jim k, Austin

Well said, Mike Norwalk.

cal, Lewisville, TX

Democrats know the devil exists.
They worship him.

E Archer, NYC

That's why the masses prefer fantasy to reality.  The devil never shows his hand until he has to.  Lies are his currency, and the lust for power is his call.  He knows every trick in the book and uses them masterfully upon the ignorant.  Appropriator of power, lies holding the people in bondage.  Truth is his mortal enemy.  Could it be our very purpose in life to resist and reject the devil's ways, lest we become ensnared?  Is this not the Nature of the world?


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