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Temptations Quotes

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The temptations to wrong are many; they spring out of a corrupt nature.
- Matthew Simpson

The temptations are great to simply retreat to the
domain of private life and give up on our public problems.
- Lee H. Hamilton

God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.
- Walter Annenberg

You know what, life is full of temptations.
- Smokey Robinson

 

What I learned with Cecil Taylor was strategy and survival
and how to resist temptations and resist getting discouraged.
- Steve Lacy

Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
- Orlando A. Battista

The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us,
but because of them.
- Otis Williams

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I beg you to look at the promising boys and beautiful
girls in your homes and in your communities,
and then you will not put these temptations in their way.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no.
I have said no to a lot of temptations,
and I am glad I did.
- Penelope Cruz

Temptations come, as a general rule,
when they are sought.
- Margaret Oliphant

Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature,
and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia,
that we must ask that our judges adhere.
- Robert Bork

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good
to be without temptations.
- Walter Bagehot

The higher the hill, the stronger the wind:
so the loftier the life,
the stronger the enemy's temptations.
- John Wycliffe

I am not stopped by low funds, physical exhaustion,
mental exhaustion, or temptations to stop and work
on some other production that would be more financially rewarding.
- Richard King

Nor is it the least advantage to health,
accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those
who follow it to fewer temptations to vice,
than persons who live in crowded society.
- William Falconer

Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and
temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear;
but they are so,
simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
- Lydia M. Child

In short, all things that please the natural man in this world,
are, to a true Christian, only so many crosses and temptations,
allurements of sin and snares of death,
that continually exercise his virtue.
- Johann Arndt

There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician.
First, ordinary life suffers.
Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you.
And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed,
people at the top generally have no friends.
- Boris Yeltsin

He's meant to be that classic Homer,
Ulysses,
Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind.
He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that
is falling into darkness -
the temptations of life.
- Robert Redford

You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside:
The security of a job,
a wife who wants kids, whatever.
But if you hang in there, always following your vision,
I have no doubt you will succeed.
- Larry Flynt

Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run,
a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls
may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.
- James L. Buckley

Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning
to the seemingly mundane experience of life.
A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness
and pride requires you to respond to temptations as
well as challenges with honor,
dignity, and courage.
- Laura Schlessinger

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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

Lead us not into temptation.
Just tell us where it is; we'll find it.
- Sam Levenson

Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same
time offers the seductive temptation to break through
the barriers by gossip or confession.
- Georg Simmel

Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation
as the tempter is in pressing it,
and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
- Robert South

It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once.
- Anna Held

That's what I loved about Temptation Island.
I don't even know why they did it.
- Kathy Griffin

All men are liable to error; and most men are,
in many points, by passion or interest,
under temptation to it.
- John Locke

Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation,
nor does it mean freedom from mistakes.
- E. Stanley Jones

Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard
farther than the loudest call to duty.
- Earl Wilson

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
- Mae West

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

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

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.
- Northrop Frye

We're all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives.
- Smokey Robinson

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
- Thomas Merton

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

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.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole.
Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.
- Billy Sunday

Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them.
They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy.
- Mike DeWine

The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil.
- Thomas Malthus

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

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.
- Theodore Bikel

Do not worry about avoiding temptation.
As you grow older it will avoid you.
- Joey Adams

Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy.
Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit
makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
- William Butler Yeats

The last temptation is the greatest treason:
to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
- T. S. Eliot

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay,
fine colours, that are but skin-deep.
- Matthew Henry

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the
meat or the throat of a man;
it may be his food or his poison,
his exercise or his destruction.
- John Owen

Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to
fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know.
- Arsene Wenger

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
- H. L. Mencken

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

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.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors.
They are all, without exception - at least some of the time,
incompetent or crazy.
- John Gardner

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

In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation;
now it is my friend.
What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
- Charles de Gaulle

Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master
and make crouch beneath his foot,
And so be pedestaled in triumph?
- Robert Browning Hamilton

These days the temptation to use steroids in sports
has become too great for many young athletes.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

Those who believe in the importance of serving others
should lead the way by fighting against the temptation we all have,
and maybe especially as we age, to close in upon ourselves.
- Marvin Olasky

For years my wedding ring has done its job.
It has led me not into temptation.
It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties
that it's time to go home.
It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion.
It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
- Erma Bombeck

No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is
that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
- James Allen

Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation
of denying himself a pleasure.
- Ambrose Bierce


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