He that cannot decidedly say, "No," when tempted to evil, is on the highway to ruin. He loses the respect even of those who would tempt him, and becomes but the pliant tool and victim of their evil designs.
The devil tempts us not; 'tis we who tempt him, beckoning his skill with opportunity. - George Eliot
I hate it when life tempt or test the integrity, friendship, loyalty,honesty,commitment ,care and love of the people close to me or around me, Because they fail the test and fail me. Its sad how they react towards my situation than how I would have reacted to their situation. - De philosopher DJ Kyos
When a person wants nothing, it's evil to tempt them with something. - Marty Rubin
Tempt not a desperate man.
I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. - George Bernard Shaw
Whatever course you decide upon there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires....courage. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
What we glean from travellers' vivid descriptions has a special charm; whatever is far off and suggestive excites our imagination; such pleasures tempt us far more than anything we may daily experience in the narrow circle of sedentary life. - Alexander von Humboldt
Nay, tempt me not to love again: There was a time when love was sweet; Dear Nea! had I known thee then, Our souls had not been slow to meet! But oh! this weary heart hath run So many a time the rounds of pain, Not even for thee, thou lovely one! Would I endure such pangs again. - Sir Thomas More
Immense wealth, and its lavish expenditure, fill the great house with all that can please the eye, or tempt the taste. Here, appetite, not food, is the great desideratum. - Frederick Douglass
I never reach those far-off places. New trails tempt me at every turn. - Marty Rubin
Reflect who you truly are even when people try to tempt you to reflect the wrong image of yourself. - Cyc Jouzy
Satan will tempt you with many things in life, but the most powerful is the temptation to be grateful for what you have, when it is not the best life God had to offer you. - Shannon L. Alder
If we must tempt to Pleasure, how do we tempt to the least amount of Pleasure? Or better yet, tempt them to its opposite? But how to tempt them to pain. - Geoffrey Wood