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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.