quotations The Best Quotes About Temptation  

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A list of the best temptation quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous temptation quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic temptation quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational temptation quotes from that same writer.

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It is easier to stay out than get out. Mark Twain

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He who is not tempted, what does he know? And he who is not tried, what are the things he knows? -- Ecclesiasticus

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

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

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How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy Word. Thy Word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee. -- Psalms 119:9-11

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

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I can resist everything except temptation. Oscar Wilde

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Do you really think, Arthur, that it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to. Oscar Wilde

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O mischief, thou art swift to enter in the thoughts of desperate men! William Shakespeare

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Most dangerous is that temptation that doth good us on to sin to loving virtue. William Shakespeare

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The most successful tempters and thus the most dangerous are the deluded deluders. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to pass. Samuel Johnson

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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. John Bunyan

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The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once. F. H. Bradley

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No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object. Colette

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

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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. Joseph de Maistre

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Why resist temptation? There will always be more. Don Herold

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

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Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess. John Milton

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Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless. Ovid

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Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there. Oscar Wilde