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There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

To fly the boar, before the boar pursues, Were to incense the boar to follow us, And make pursuit where he did mean no chase. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

If you take temptations into account, who is to say that he is better than his neighbor? (Quote by - William Makepeace Thackeray)

We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to pass. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Temptation hath a music for all ears. (Quote by - Nathaniel Parker Willis)

Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one thatíll get you home earlier. (Quote by - Dan Bennett)

It is easier to stay out than get out. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

But Satan now is wiser than of yore, And tempts by making rich, not making poor. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

There are times when it would seem as if God fished with a line, and the devil with a net. (Quote by - Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine)

I can resist anything except temptation. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

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. (Quote by - Marianne Moore)

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. (Quote by - Northrop Frye)

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. (Quote by - Martin Luther King, Jr.)

What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely. (Quote by - Franklin P. Jones)

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Temptations, like misfortunes, are sent to test our moral strength. (Quote by - Marguerite de Valois)

God is better served in resisting a temptation to evil than in many formal prayers. (Quote by - William Penn)

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. (Quote by - Mary Wortley Montagu)

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. (Quote by - James L. Buckley)

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. (Quote by - James Branch Cabell)

It is a creature That dotes on Cassio, as 'tis the strumpet's plague To beguile many and be beguiled by one. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

An honest heart is not to be trusted with itself in bad company. (Quote by - Samuel Richardson)

If men had only temptations to great sins, they would always be good; but the daily fight with little ones accustoms them to defeat. (Quote by - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter)

A good portrait is incredibly hard to create, there is too much temptation to pander to the individual rather than portray them as they really were. (Quote by - Philippe Halsman)

I have a simple principle for the conduct of life - never to resist an adequate temptation. (Quote by - Max Lerner)


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