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In so far as you approach temptation to a man, you do him an injury; and if he is overcome, you share his guilt. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil. (Quote by - Thomas Malthus)

Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them. They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy. (Quote by - Mike DeWine)

When tempted to be unfaithful, the intellectual woman will try to inspire her husband with indifference, the sentimental woman with hatred, and the passionate woman with disgust. (Quote by - Honore de Balzac)

Why resist temptation? There will always be more. (Quote by - Don Herold)

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

The time for reasoning is before we have approached near enough to the forbidden fruit to look at it and admire. (Quote by - Margaret Percival)

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. (Quote by - Thomas Merton)

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. (Quote by - W B Yeats)

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. (Quote by - Mae West)

He who is not tempted, what does he know? And he who is not tried, what are the things he knows? (Quote by - Bible)

We are surrounded by abysses, but the greatest of all depths is in our own heart, and an irresistible leaning leads us there. Draw thyself from thyself! (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once. (Quote by - F. H. Bradley)

The most successful tempters and thus the most dangerous are the deluded deluders. (Quote by - Georg C. Lichtenberg)

Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you. (Quote by - Joey Adams)

It is opportunity that makes the thief. (Quote by - Seneca)

If yon wish to be like the gods on earth, to be free in the realms of the dead, pluck not the fruit from the garden! In appearance it may glisten to the eye; but the perishable pleasure of possession quickly avenges the curse of curiosity. (Quote by - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller)

Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Do not give dalliance too much rein; the strongest oaths are straw to the fire in the blood. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Things forbidden have a secret charm. (Quote by - Tacitus)

In the hour of my distress, When temptations me oppress, And when I my sins confess, Sweet Spirit, comfort me. (Quote by - Robert Herrick)

Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution. (Quote by - Edwin Louis Cole)

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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. (Quote by - John Gardner)

A corner draft fluttered the flame, and the white fever of temptation, upswept its angel wings that cast, a cruciform shadow. (Quote by - Boris Pasternak)


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