The idol is the measure of the worshiper.
Man is a dog’s ideal of what God should be.
Never be surprised at the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton.
Man cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen.
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
From Sinai we have heard thee speak, And from mount Calv’ry too; And yet to idols oft we seek, While thou art in our view Some golden calf, or golden dream, Some fancied creature-good, Presumes to share the heart with him, Who bought the whole with blood. Lord, save us from our golden calves, Our […]
There are Idols which we call Idols of the Market. For Men associate by Discourse, and a false and improper Imposition of Words strangely possesses the Understanding, for Words absolutely force the Understanding, and put all Things into Confusion.
Idolatry is in a man’s own thought, not in the opinion of another.
All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them.
‘Tis mad idolatry To make the service greater than the god. (Troilus and Cressida)