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The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.
I could never resist the call of the trail.
It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Leonardo da Vinci
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Who would have thought that a tap-dancing penguin would outpoint James Bond at the box office? And deserve to? Not that there's anything wrong with 'Casino Royale.' But 'Happy Feet' - written and directed by George Miller - is a complete charmer, even if, in the way of most family fare, it can't resist straying into the Inspirational.
Those who operate through the Holy Spirit are more equipped to resist temptation.
The onset of mania occurs when repression is no longer able to resist the assaults of the repressed instincts.
I enjoy popping in to World Duty Free at the airport and trying out perfumes - I can never resist a new scent.
I don't collect the way other people do. Some people collect rare guitars, like, 'I have a '54 Strat worth $50,000.' And I don't collect the way Nash does. Nash has Duane Allman's guitar and Johnny Cash's guitar. I bought guitars because they sounded good. I played them, they sounded unbelievably good, and I couldn't resist.
Markets are, in the end, man-made devices for utilitarian purposes, not a force of nature that we should not try to resist. If they end up serving the interests of only a tiny minority, as is increasingly the case, we have the right - and indeed the duty - to regulate them in the interest of greater social good.
Resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
The female loves to play man against man. And if she is in a position to do it, there is not one who will resist.
Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Honest discussions - even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree - can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.
The right and the physical power of the people to resist injustice, are really the only securities that any people ever can have for their liberties. Practically no government knows any limit to its power but the endurance of the people.
The Holy Book calls upon Muslims to resist tyranny. Dictatorships in Pakistan, however long, have, therefore, always collapsed in the face of this spirit.
After the Tiananmen Massacre, I felt compelled not only to continue writing but to actively resist the restrictions placed on freedom of speech. I set up the publishing company in Hong Kong, with offices in Shenzhen in mainland China, and managed to publish works of fiction, philosophy, and politics by unapproved authors.
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
George Bernard Shaw
No one can resist the idea of a crippled genius.
Over the years I've seen people lose a spouse and then withdraw and lose interest in life, and I believe we need to resist that.
One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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