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I beg you to look at the promising boys and beautiful girls in your homes and in your communities, and then you will not put these temptations in their way.
~By Thomas Jordan Jarvis ~


A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
~By Ring Lardner ~


The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us, but because of them.
~By Otis Williams ~


The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere.
~By Robert Bork ~


Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses.
~By Franklin P. Jones ~


Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
~By Northrop Frye ~


The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to - look the other way.
~By Ugo Betti ~


About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation.
~By Tom Wilson ~


It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors. They are all, without exception - at least some of the time, incompetent or crazy.
~By John Gardner ~


The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
~By Thomas Merton ~


The higher the hill, the stronger the wind: so the loftier the life, the stronger the enemy's temptations.
~By John Wycliffe ~


There's an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing.
~By David McCullough ~


Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


Let's remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity, the force of which is never known till it is felt, and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.
~By Laura Schlessinger ~


The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no. I have said no to a lot of temptations, and I am glad I did.
~By Penelope Cruz ~


I am persuaded that in the case of elected officials, the overwhelming temptation is to conclude that it is more important for your constituents that you be reelected than that you deal honestly with them.
~By James L. Buckley ~


Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
~By Don Herold ~


Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature.
~By James L. Buckley ~


We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
~By William Hazlitt ~


There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
~By Mark Twain ~


The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
~By Robert South ~


By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world.
~By Roger Mahony ~


Nor is it the least advantage to health, accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those who follow it to fewer temptations to vice, than persons who live in crowded society.
~By William Falconer ~


The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue.
~By George A. Smith ~


If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart.
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter, her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father, her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home.
~By Victoria Secunda ~


The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.
~By Thomas Boston ~


Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
~By John Owen ~


Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
~By William Shakespeare ~


We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered today? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
~By Frederick William Faber ~


For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil.
~By Thomas Malthus ~


Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
~By Robert Orben ~


You know what, life is full of temptations.
~By Smokey Robinson ~


Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


I am not stopped by low funds, physical exhaustion, mental exhaustion, or temptations to stop and work on some other production that would be more financially rewarding.
~By Richard King ~


I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous.
~By Jacques Derrida ~


Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colors that are but skin-deep.
~By Matthew Henry ~


We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
~By Thomas Kempis ~


Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.
~By Joey Adams ~


Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once.
~By Anna Held ~


All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


The temptations to wrong are many; they spring out of a corrupt nature.
~By Matthew Simpson ~


Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.
~By Earl Wilson ~


All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
~By John Locke ~


Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.
~By Billy Sunday ~


No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


I also think we need to maintain distinctions - the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology, and we should resist the temptation, which sometimes scientists give in to, to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science.
~By John Polkinghorne ~


Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.
~By James L. Buckley ~


That free will was demonstrated in the placing of temptation before man with the command not to eat of the fruit of the tree which would give him a knowledge of good and evil, with the disturbing moral conflict to which that awareness would give rise.
~By Kenneth Scott Latourette ~


It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
~By James Branch Cabell ~


Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
~By Orlando A. Battista ~


No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
~By James Allen ~


Whether something is old-fashioned or not doesn't resolve the question of whether it's true or not. I can see the temptation of simply thinking, 'Well, there's a cultural mainstream which flows neatly in one direction. You just align with it'. And that really won't do.
~By Rowan Williams ~


The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.
~By F. H. Bradley ~


Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find it.
~By Sam Levenson ~


You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed.
~By Larry Flynt ~


When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
~By Gerald Jampolsky ~


What I learned with Cecil Taylor was strategy and survival and how to resist temptations and resist getting discouraged.
~By Steve Lacy ~


Temptation to behave is terrible.
~By Bertolt Brecht ~


Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.
~By George Orwell ~


When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
~By Marianne Moore ~


I have been exposed to a great amount of temptation throughout the course of my career.
~By DeForest Kelley ~


Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


The people ask much, often more than any government can give. We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems.
~By Jane Byrne ~


What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely.
~By Franklin P. Jones ~


I can resist everything except temptation.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


In short, all things that please the natural man in this world, are, to a true Christian, only so many crosses and temptations, allurements of sin and snares of death, that continually exercise his virtue.
~By Johann Arndt ~


There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
~By Boris Yeltsin ~


Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
~By Robert A. Heinlein ~


If priests were allowed to marry, if this would be an optional thing, and if he could have wife and children, he would certainly have less temptation to satisfy certain sexual impulses with minors.
~By Hans Kung ~


Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


If we know anything about man, it's that he's not pacific. The temptation to butcher anyone considered undesirable seems to be a common temptation, not always resisted.
~By Larry McMurtry ~


I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting.
~By Edward Zwick ~


It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.
~By George Muller ~


Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
~By Anne Baxter ~


We're all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives.
~By Smokey Robinson ~


God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.
~By Walter Annenberg ~


Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
~By Lyman Abbott ~


The temptations are great to simply retreat to the domain of private life and give up on our public problems.
~By Lee H. Hamilton ~


Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them. They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy.
~By Mike DeWine ~


Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


Virtue is insufficient temptation.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

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