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The idol is the measure of the worshipper.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

Even the people we most admire often feel inadequate.

Author: Andrew Matthews

Profession: American Artist, Cartoonist, Author

Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.

Author: John Selden (1584-1654)

Profession: British Jurist, Statesman

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

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

When men have gone so far as to talk as though their idols have come to life, it is time that someone broke them.

Author: Richard H. Tawney (1880-1962)

Profession: British Educator

Whatever a man seeks, honors, or exalts more than God, this is the god of his idolatry.

Author: William B. Ullathorne


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

Author: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Profession: British Poet