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We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.

James A. Michener, novelist

O mischief, thou art swift to enter in the thoughts of desperate men!

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.

Ovid, poet

It is easier to stay out than get out.

Mark Twain, author

Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.

William Butler Yeats, poet

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.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.

Eduardo Galeano, journalist

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.

John Owen, theologian

Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.

Orlando A. Battista, chemist

Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.

Joey Adams, comedian

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.

Rita Mae Brown, writer

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.

H. L. Mencken, writer

Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.

Billy Sunday, clergyman

Most dangerous is that temptation that does goad us on to sin in loving virtue.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?

Basil Bunting, poet

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.

Robert A. Heinlein, writer

Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.

Thomas Boston, clergyman

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

Mae West, actress

He who is not tempted, what does he know? And he who is not tried, what are the things he knows? Ecclesiasticus


We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to pass.

Samuel Johnson, author

Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.

Frederick W. Faber,

We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.

Thomas Kempis,

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

Earl Wilson, athlete

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.

George Orwell, author

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

Sam Levenson, author

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

Jacques Derrida, philosopher

The most successful tempters and thus the most dangerous are the deluded deluders.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely.

Franklin P. Jones, journalist

How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy Word. Thy Word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee. Psalms 119:9-11


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

Arsene Wenger, coach

Why resist temptation? There will always be more.

Don Herold, writer

I can resist everything except temptation.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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.

Larry Mcmurtry, writer

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

Thomas Merton, author

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

James Allen, author

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

Francis H. Bradley,

Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden.

Jerry Falwell, clergyman

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

John Locke, philosopher

You must learn that if you are a Christian, you will without a doubt experience all kinds of opposition and evil inclinations in the flesh. For when you have faith, there will be a hundred more evil thoughts and a hundred more temptations than before.

Martin Luther, monk

No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

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.

John Gardner, novelist

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colours, that are but skin-deep.

Matthew Henry, clergyman

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

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes.

E. Stanley Jones, theologian

Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.

Margaret Oliphant, novelist

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.

Theodore Bikel, actor

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.

Edward Zwick, director

Never assume, no matter how strong the temptation, that other people are low-life lying manipulators without a shred of human decency.

Dinesh D'Souza, author

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.

Bob Newhart, comedian

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.

George Muller, clergyman

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.

Walter Bagehot, author

I do not have a merchandise line. I don't sell knives or apparel. Though I have been approached to endorse various products from liquor to airlines to automobiles to pharmaceuticals dozens of times, I have managed to resist the temptation.

Anthony Bourdain, author

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.

H. L. Mencken, writer

It is a big temptation to me, when I create a character for a novel, to say that he is what he is because of faulty wiring, or because of microscopic amounts of chemicals which he ate or failed to eat on that particular day.

Kurt Vonnegut, author

Neither liberal nor conservative politicians can resist the temptation to stand as mighty sequoias of rectitude amid the lowly underbrush of fundraising.

P. J. O'Rourke, comedian

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

Roger Mahony, clergyman

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

Franklin P. Jones, journalist

Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.

Lyman Abbott, author

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.

Robert South, clergyman

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.

C. S. Lewis, writer

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

Robert Browning, poet

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.

Rowan Williams, theologian

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

Smokey Robinson, musician

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

Jim Sensenbrenner, politician

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

Jane Byrne, politician

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

Kathy Griffin, comedian

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.

James L. Buckley, politician

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.

James L. Buckley, politician

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.

Marvin Olasky, educator

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

DeForest Kelley, actor

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.

Armstrong Williams, journalist

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.

Hans Kung, theologian

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.

Ring Lardner, comedian

Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess.

John Milton, poet

Temptations, when we first meet them, are like a lion that roared at Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.

John Bunyan, clergyman

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

Anthony Hope, writer

Never underestimate the power of temptation to disarm your better senses. Throughout the ages good people surrendered their honor for the empty promise that wealth or power would bring fulfillment and their dignity, good name and self-esteem for the passing pleasures of sex and drugs.

Michael Josephson,

Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.

Joseph De Maistre, diplomat

Prosperity does bewitch men, seeming clear;As seas do laugh, show white, when rocks are near.

John Webster, playwright

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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

Mike DeWine, politician

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.

George A. Smith, clergyman

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.

Anthony Trollope, author

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.

Fred Barnes, journalist

There is so much temptation to hold on to my career even more now. To try to micromanage and dictate every little aspect. But that's not how I want to do things anymore. I'm thinking about how can I trust God more. How can I surrender more? How can I bring him more glory? It's a fight. But it's one I'm going to keep fighting.

Jeremy Lin, athlete

We must resist the temptation of once again turning America into the traditional bogeyman of the left.

Giorgio Napolitano, politician

I'd never say no to surgery in the future, because I feel like, as I get older, I'm going to face temptation more.

Marcia Cross, actress

I try to avoid the temptation with time as a total indicator for what my possibilities are for the marathon. It's the not the best indicator, but it's more how you feel, how you cover the distance and how you are able to do the training afterward.

Ryan Hall, athlete

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

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

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.

Erma Bombeck, humorist

The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.

Henry A Kissinger, diplomat

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.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

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.

Gerald Jampolsky, psychologist

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.

Robert Orben, entertainer

Virtue is insufficient temptation.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

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

Georg Simmel, sociologist

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