Temptation Quotes

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

Marguerite de Valois

It is easier to stay out than get out.

Mark Twain

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

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

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

H. L. Mencken

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

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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