Temptation Quotes

Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself.

Elias A. Ford

It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.

George Muller

At the moment of temptation, sin and righteousness are both very near the Christian; but, of the two, the latter is the nearer. Those alone labor effectively among men who impetuously fling themselves upward towards God.

Charles H. Brent

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

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

T. S. Eliot

Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.

Frederick Faber

Saintliness is also a temptation

Jean Anouilh

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body

Henry Louis Mencken

Good habits result from resisting temptation


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

H. L. Mencken

Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution, She lives whom we call dead.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

Thomas Merton

Every temptation is an opportunity of our getting nearer to God.

John Quincy Adams

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

Tom Wilson

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

Martin Luther King Jr
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