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The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
View quotes by Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.
View quotes by Oscar Wilde

Saintliness is also a temptation.
View quotes by Jean Anouilh

Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
View quotes by Frederick Faber

Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin;
Each victory will help you some other to win. [Hymn]
View quotes by H R Palmer

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason
View quotes by T S Eliot

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

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

A good portrait is incredibly hard to create, there is too much temptation to pander to the individual rather than portray them as they really were.
View quotes by Philippe Halsman

I have switched on this modern laptop machine. And I have told myself that I must resist the temptation to start playing solitaire upon it. [The Seven Sisters]
View quotes by Margaret Drabble

A corner draft fluttered the flame, and the white fever of temptation, upswept its angel wings that cast, a cruciform shadow.
View quotes by Boris Pasternak

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.
View quotes by W B Yeats

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
View quotes by Pope John Paul II

When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.

View quotes by Marianne Moore

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.
View quotes by Walter Lippmann

There is a great temptation with songs, melodies and lyrics to overcomplicate them but in fact, you find that the most enduring melodies are often the simplest.
View quotes by Ken Hensley

It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can;
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity
View quotes by George Bernard Shaw

Can anything be more absurd than keeping women in a state of ignorance, and yet so vehemently to insist on their resisting temptation? (In Mary Wollstonecraft A Vindication of the Rights of Women 1792)
View quotes by Vicesimus Knox

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.
View quotes by Erma Bombeck

Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself. The great chain of necessity wherewith we are bound has divine significance; and nothing happens which has not some service in working out the sublime destiny of the human soul.
View quotes by Henry Fielding



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