Temptation Quotes

Temptation hath a music for all ears.

Nathaniel Parker Willis

I deal with temptation by yielding to it

Mark Twain

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it

Mae West

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

Temptation wrings integrity even as the thumbscrew twists a man's fingers

Chinese Proverb

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.

Lane Olinghouse

I hate the whole ubermensch, superman temptation that pervades science fiction. I believe no protagonist should be so competent, so awe-inspiring, that a committee of 20 really hard-working, intelligent people couldn't do the same thing.

William M. Kucmierowski

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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