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Bell, book and candle shall not drive me back When gold and silver becks me to come on. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Adam was but human--this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Know'st thou not any whom corrupting gold Will tempt unto a close exploit of death? (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The temptation is not here, where you are reading about it or praying about it. It is down in your shop, among bales and boxes, ten-penny nails, and sand-paper. (Quote by - Edwin Hubbell Chapin)

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. (Quote by - John Bunyan)

The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to - look the other way. (Quote by - Ugo Betti)

The devil is very near at hand to those who, like monarchs, are accountable to none but God for their actions. (Quote by - Gustavus II)

Terrible is the temptation to be good. (Quote by - Bertolt Brecht)

The devil tempts us not--'tis we tempt him, Reckoning his skill with opportunity. (Quote by - George Eliot)

We like slipping, but not falling: our real desire is to be tempted enough. (Quote by - Augustus William Hare)

The people ask much, often more than any government can give. We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems. (Quote by - Jane Byrne)

An acknowledged love sanctifies every little freedom; and little freedoms beget great ones. (Quote by - Samuel Richardson)

We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are. (Quote by - Thomas Kempis)

All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot. (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

Sometimes we are devils to ourselves, When we will tempt the frailty of our powers, Presuming on their changeful potency. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Temptation wrings integrity even as the thumbscrew twists a man's fingers. (Quote by - Chinese Proverb)

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again. (Quote by - Robert A. Heinlein)

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. (Quote by - Joseph De Maistre)

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. (Quote by - Bible)

Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. (Quote by - Lyman Abbott)


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