Temptation Quotes

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

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

H. L. Mencken

Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

Ambrose Bierce

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction

John Owen

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

William Shakespeare

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it

Mae West

I deal with temptation by yielding to it

Mark Twain
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