The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English Romantic poet.
The idol is the measure of the worshipper.
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.
'Tis mad idolatry To make the service greater than the god.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.