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

Tags: Heart, Unless  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Tags: Against, Good  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

Tags: Bitterness, Succumb  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I can resist everything except temptation.

Tags: Except, Resist  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.

Tags: Resist, Rid  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.

Tags: Dangerous, Virtue  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

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

Tags: Himself, Weak  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

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

Tags: Less, Memory  ✍ Author: James Branch Cabell

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

Tags: Gain, Strength  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.

Tags: Moment, Victory  ✍ Author: Frederick William Faber

Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden.

Tags: Here, Since  ✍ Author: Jerry Falwell

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

 ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.

Tags: Again, May  ✍ Author: Robert A. Heinlein

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

Tags: Dangerous, Gay  ✍ Author: Matthew Henry

So long as nuclear weapons continue to exist, so will the temptation to threaten others with overwhelming military force.

Tags: Military, Others  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.

Tags: American, Policy  ✍ Author: Henry A. Kissinger

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

Tags: Men, Passion  ✍ Author: John Locke

By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world.

Tags: Able, United  ✍ Author: Roger Mahony

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.

Tags: Body, Work  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.

Tags: Excuse, Woman  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

Tags: Biggest, Human  ✍ Author: Thomas Merton

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

Tags: Keep, Touch  ✍ Author: Robert Orben
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I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.

Tags: Bad, Found  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

Tags: Marriage, Popular  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

Virtue is insufficient temptation.

Tags: Virtue  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

You know, there's that temptation in interviews to make yourself sound - well, to give yourself a bit of mystery.

Tags: Give, Yourself  ✍ Author: Johnny Vegas

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

Tags: Avoid, Unless  ✍ Author: Mae West

Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.

Tags: Fire, Heart  ✍ Author: Thomas Boston

I do not have a merchandise line. I don't sell knives or apparel. Though I have been approached to endorse various products from liquor to airlines to automobiles to pharmaceuticals dozens of times, I have managed to resist the temptation.

Tags: Though, Times  ✍ Author: Anthony Bourdain

Temptation to behave is terrible.

Tags: Behave, Terrible  ✍ Author: Bertolt Brecht

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.

Tags: Lead  ✍ Author: Rita Mae Brown

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

Tags: Meet, Why  ✍ Author: Robert Browning

I am persuaded that in the case of elected officials, the overwhelming temptation is to conclude that it is more important for your constituents that you be reelected than that you deal honestly with them.

Tags: Deal, Honestly  ✍ Author: James L. Buckley

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

Tags: Object, Value  ✍ Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A priest encounters temptation every day, and some of that desire is very natural.

Tags: Desire, Natural  ✍ Author: Park Chan-wook

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

Tags: Resolution, Themselves  ✍ Author: Mike DeWine

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

Tags: Difficult, Give  ✍ Author: Jacques Derrida

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

Tags: Loved, Why  ✍ Author: Kathy Griffin

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

Tags: Once, Wear  ✍ Author: Anna Held

Why resist temptation? There will always be more.

Tags: Resist, Why  ✍ Author: Don Herold

Cancer victimhood contains a permanent temptation to be self-centred and even solipsistic.

Tags: Cancer, Permanent  ✍ Author: Christopher Hitchens

You oughtn't to yield to temptation. Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd.

Tags: Absurd, Somebody  ✍ Author: Anthony Hope

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

Tags: Difficult, Makes  ✍ Author: Franklin Jones

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses.

Tags: Makes, Values  ✍ Author: Franklin Jones

I have been exposed to a great amount of temptation throughout the course of my career.

Tags: Career, Great  ✍ Author: DeForest Kelley

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

Tags: Shows  ✍ Author: Ellie Kemper

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

Tags: Lead, Tell  ✍ Author: Sam Levenson

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.

Tags: Knowledge, Pride  ✍ Author: Walter Lippmann

The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil.

Tags: Evil, Virtue  ✍ Author: Thomas Malthus

We all have the temptation to be backseat drivers when it comes to decisions that don't work out the way we want.

Tags: Decisions, Work  ✍ Author: Don Mattingly

As for writing about temptation, there's no drama without temptation, and no novel without drama.

Tags: Drama, Writing  ✍ Author: Tom Perrotta

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

Tags: Lives, Victims  ✍ Author: Smokey Robinson

Temptation is impossible for me to resist... Come on. This is Hollywood. It's in the job description.

Tags: Impossible, Job  ✍ Author: Tom Sizemore

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.

Tags: Against, Needs  ✍ Author: David H. Souter

One of the important things about temptation is, if I'm going to deal with it I'm going to have to recognize, this is an area of weakness in my life. I have been tempted here before and before and before.

Tags: Here, Life  ✍ Author: Charles Stanley

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

Tags: Call, Duty  ✍ Author: Earl Wilson

There is a temptation in politics to look for simplistic slogans and to play the game in a way that looks like you're a savvy politician.

Tags: Game, Politics  ✍ Author: Kathleen Wynne

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