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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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life.
~By Robert Redford ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Those who believe in the importance of serving others should lead the way by fighting against the temptation we all have, and maybe especially as we age, to close in upon ourselves.
~By Marvin Olasky ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


That's what I loved about Temptation Island. I don't even know why they did it.
~By Kathy Griffin ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden.
~By Jerry Falwell ~


These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.
~By Jim Sensenbrenner ~


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


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 ~


Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession.
~By Georg Simmel ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.
~By Margaret Oliphant ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


You oughtn't to yield to temptation. Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd.
~By Anthony Hope ~


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 ~


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


I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
~By Mae West ~


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


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 ~


Virtue is insufficient temptation.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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


It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way. There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it.
~By Bob Newhart ~


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


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


Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?
~By Robert Browning Hamilton ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections.
~By Fred Barnes ~


There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know.
~By Arsene Wenger ~


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


I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
~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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
~By James A. Michener ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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

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