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Quotations on Idols

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We boast our emancipation from many superstitions; but if we have broken any idols, it is through a transfer of idolatry.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The idol is the measure of the worshipper.

~ James Russell Lowell

Rapine, avarice, expense,
This is idolatry; and these we adore;
Plain living and high thinking are no more.

~ William Wordsworth

'Tis mad idolatry
To make the service greater than the god.

~ William Shakespeare

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

~ Thomas Paine

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