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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Idolatry
 
  The idol is the measure of the worshipper.
Lowell.    
  1
                        ’Tis mad idolatry,
To make the service greater than the god.
Shakespeare.    
  2
  It is not he who forms idols in gold or marble that makes them gods, but he who kneels before them.
Martial.    
  3
  Man may content himself with the applause of the world, and the homage paid to his intellect; but woman’s heart has holier idols.
George Eliot.    
  4
  Philosophers and common heathen believed one God, to whom all things were referred; but under this God they worshipped many inferior and subservient gods.
Stillingfleet.    
  5
  Make no man your idol; for the best man must have faults, and his faults will usually become yours in addition to your own. This is as true in art as an morals.
Washington Allston.    
  6
  Idolatry is certainly the first-born of folly, the great and leading paradox; nay, the very abridgment and sum total of all absurdities.
South.    
  7
  This idol gold can boast of two peculiarities: it is worshipped in all climates without a single temple, and by all classes without a single hypocrite.
Colton.    
  8
  God will put up with a great many things in the human heart, but there is one thing that He will not put up with in it—a second place. He who offers God a second place, offers Him no place.
Ruskin.    
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