Quotation Explorer - 'Temptation'

When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted friendship - when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us. - Oswald Chambers
Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. - Brian Tracy
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself. - Oscar Wilde
Lawer: one who protects us against robbery by taking away the temptation. - H. L. Mencken
Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. - Lyman Abbott
Christ wrought out His perfect obedience as a man, through temptation, and by suffering. - Alexander MacLaren
The final aim of any temptation is to bring a person back into the kingdom of darkness. - Sunday Adelaja
I can resist anything but temptation. - Oscar Wilde
We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? - Seneca
Temptation is the feeling we get when encountered by an opportunity to do what we innately know we shouldn't. - Steve Maraboli
I wish to resist the temptation to kiss...By super magic animals (Song: The Temptation)A visual poem about unfulfilled love... - Super magic animals
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell. - Unknown
PARDON, v. To remit a penalty and restore to the life of crime. To add to the lure of crime the temptation of ingratitude. - Ambrose Bierce
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life. - Bible
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. - Ring Lardner
Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. - Robert Orben
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. - George Bernard Shaw
The greatest temptation you will ever have in your life is to give up on what you truly want because it seemed to difficult to have. If you put your loyalty into anything, put it into believing in yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
If we know anything about man, it's that he's not pacific. The temptation to butcher anyone considered undesirable seems to be a common temptation, not always resisted. - Larry McMurtry
I have always derived indescribable pleasure from leading a decent woman to the edge of sin and leaving her there to live between the temptation and the fear of that sin. - Edmond de Goncourt
Words are the great temptation. - Marty Rubin
Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself. - Rita Mae Brown
Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred. - W. N. Taylor
Sometimes it takes courage to give into temptation. - Oscar Wilde
The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door.' And always, he fought the temptation to choose a clear, safe course, warning, 'That path leads ever down into stagnation. - Frank Herbert
TALK, v.t. To commit an indiscretion without temptation, from an impulse without purpose. - Ambrose Bierce
A self-seeker may resist anything except the temptation of showing often own bigger face beside everything that s/he says as big thoughts. - Anuj Somany
A small temptation can stop a great glory and turn great joy into a great sorrow - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them. - L.M. Montgomery
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address. - Lane Olinghouse
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. - Oscar Wilde
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. - Mae West
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. - Oscar Wilde
There isn't any virtue where there has never been any temptation. - Margaret Deland
Many people genuinely do not wish to be saints, and it is possible that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never had much temptation to be human beings. - George Orwell
Before speaking, consult your inner-truth barometer, and resist the temptation to tell people only what they want to hear. - Wayne W. Dyer
No man is exempted from the subtle deception of doctrinal drift the man of God expects this temptation. - Gary Rohrmayer
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason. - T. S. Eliot
The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. - Thomas Merton
Why is it that any time we speak of temptation we always speak of temptation as something that inclines us to wrong. We have more temptations to become good than we do to become bad. - Fulton J. Sheen
Why comes temptation, but for man to meet and master and crouch beneath his foot, and so be pedestaled in triumph? - Robert Browning
Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. - Robert Orben
Temptation is not to be feared, but controlled. - Deborah Brodie
We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift. - Seneca
ASPERSE, v.t. Maliciously to ascribe to another vicious actions which one has not had the temptation and opportunity to commit. - Ambrose Bierce
There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride. They have yielded to the perennial temptation. - Walter Lippmann
Resist the short term temptation of procrastination; the immediate pleasure and relief that it brings does not fair in comparison to the long lasting damage it does to your dreams and goals. - Noel DeJesus
No credit--no debt. Credit leads a man into temptation. Cash down is the only thing that will deliver him from evil. - Solomon Northup
Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profiteth others and ourselves.
Follow both: the call of the mountain of enlightenment and the temptation of the valley of experience. No mountain without valley, no valley without mountain. - Stefan Emunds
Virtue is insufficient temptation. - George Bernard Shaw
Always resist the temptation to forget the painful parts of your past. - Runescape
Leigh did what any sane female faced with such an e-mail would do: deleted it to resist the temptation of replying, cleared her trash to resist the temptation of recalling it, and then called tech support to restore all her recently deleted e-mails. (Chasing Harry Winston) - Lauren Weisberger
Each temptation leaves us better or worse; neutrality is impossible. - Erwin W. Lutzer
Good habits result from resisting temptation. - Ancient Proverb
I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. - George Bernard Shaw
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. - James Branch Cabell
Temptation is a strong weapon that Satan uses against the children of God - Sunday Adelaja
Science, I had come to learn, is as political, competitive, and fierce a career as you can find, full of the temptation to find easy paths - Paul Kalanithi
The problem most people have with resisting temptation is that they never really want to discourage it altogether.
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
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