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O cunning enemy that, to catch a saint, With saints dost bait thy hook: most dangerous Is that temptation that doth goad us on To sin in loving virtue. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

There are temptations which strong exercise best enables us to resist. (Quote by - Sir John Lubbock)

He who cannot resist temptation is not a man. (Quote by - Horace Mann)

He who has no mind to trade with the Devil should be so wise as to keep from his shop. (Quote by - Bishop Robert South)

The difference between those whom the world esteems as good and those whom it condemns as bad, is in many cases little else than that the former have been better sheltered from temptation. (Quote by - Augustus William Hare)

By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world. (Quote by - Roger Mahony)

About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation. (Quote by - Tom Wilson)

One learns more metaphysics from a single temptation than from all the philosophers. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

Man's chief merit consists in resisting the impulses of his nature. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

The virtue which has never been attacked by temptation is deserving of no monument. (Quote by - Mademoiselle Madeleine de Scuderi)

The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry. (Quote by - Henry A. Kissinger)

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality. (Quote by - James A. Michener)

We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

Humanly speaking, there is a certain degree of temptation which will overcome any virtue. Now, 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)

Every temptation is an opportunity of our getting nearer to God. (Quote by - John Quincy Adams)

Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden. (Quote by - Jerry Falwell)

As the Sandwich-Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptations we resist. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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. (Quote by - Ring Lardner)

After listening to thousands of pleas for pardon to offenders, I can hardly recall a case where I did not feel that I might have fallen as my fellow man had done, if I had been subjected to the same demoralizing influences and pressed by the same temptations. (Quote by - Horatio Seymour)

There is a great temptation with songs, melodies and lyrics to overcomplicate them but in fact, you find that the most enduring melodies are often the simplest. (Quote by - Ken Hensley)

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. (Quote by - Robert Orben)

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. (Quote by - Bible)

Prince Eugene informed a confidential friend that in the course of his life he had been exposed to many Potiphars, to all of whom he had proved a Joseph, merely because he had so many other things to attend to. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

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. (Quote by - Theodore Bikel)

I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous. (Quote by - Jacques Derrida)


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