Temptation Quotes

Temptations, like misfortunes, are sent to test our moral strength.

Marguerite de Valois

Good habits result from resisting temptation


Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body

Henry Louis Mencken

Saintliness is also a temptation

Jean Anouilh

It is easier to stay out than get out.

Mark Twain

Things forbidden have a secret charm.


Often the best way to overcome desire is to satisfy it.

W. Somerset Maugham

Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.

Frederick Faber

Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle

Charles H. Spurgeon

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

Tom Wilson

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

John Quincy Adams

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

Thomas Merton

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

William Shakespeare

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

As the Sandwich-Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptations we resist

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that’ll get you home earlier.

Dan Bennett

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

Ambrose Bierce

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

Mark Twain

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

H. L. Mencken

He who cannot resist temptation is not a man.

Horace Mann

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

H. L. Mencken

Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.


Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.

Orlando A. Battista

Great possessions and great want of them are both strong temptations.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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