Temptation Quotes

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

Elias A. Ford

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

Proverb

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

H. L. Mencken

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

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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 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

So long as idleness is quite shut out from our lives, all the sins of wantonness, softness, and effeminacy are prevented; and there is but little room for temptation.

Jeremy Taylor

For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment.

John Wooden

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

Elias A. Ford

Every life is march from innocence,through temptation, to virtue or vice.

Lyman Abbott

Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that information to family and friends? Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community?

Ronald Reagan

Moralists and philosophers have adjudged those who throw temptation in the way of the erring, equally guilty with those who are thereby led into evil

Mark Twain

Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.

Ovid

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

H. L. Mencken

He who cannot resist temptation is not a man.

Horace Mann
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