We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality.
The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
O mischief, thou art swift to enter in the thoughts of desperate men!
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Good habits result from resisting temptation.
Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.
If you don't want temptation to follow you, don't act as if you're interested.
It is easier to stay out than get out.
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.
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.
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
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.
The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.
Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.
Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
Saintliness is also a temptation.
Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?
Most dangerous is that temptation that does goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole.
Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
He who is not tempted, what does he know? And he who is not tried, what are the things he knows? Ecclesiasticus
Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to pass.
We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.
Nothing is easier than spending the public money.
It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.
Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.
Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find it.
Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.
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.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
The most successful tempters and thus the most dangerous are the deluded deluders.
What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely.
I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
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
The force of the blow depends on the resistance.
It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.
Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
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.
The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
I can resist everything except temptation.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden.
Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know.