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Those who operate through the Holy Spirit are more equipped to resist temptation.
It's obviously a lot harder to try and be a good guy than it is to be a bad guy. The world is a fundamentally evil place, it seems like. So in order to be a good person, you have to fight temptation and vice.
In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Even the acceptance of personal responsibility may not overcome the temptation to believe that now is not the time to repent. 'Now' can seem so difficult, and 'later' appear so much easier. The truth is that today is always a better day to repent than any tomorrow.
Henry B. Eyring
The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to - look the other way.
Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
Robert A. Heinlein
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
T. S. Eliot
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered today? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Temptation to behave is terrible.
The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.
F. H. Bradley
Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
I'm here today to warn you: I want you to watch out for the adversary. Guard yourself from any spirit of entitlement. Restrain any and all subtle temptation to gain attention or to find ways to promote yourself.
Charles R. Swindoll
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
Henry A. Kissinger
What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely.
Franklin P. Jones
There is so much temptation to hold on to my career even more now. To try to micromanage and dictate every little aspect. But that's not how I want to do things anymore. I'm thinking about how can I trust God more. How can I surrender more? How can I bring him more glory? It's a fight. But it's one I'm going to keep fighting.
The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
James A. Michener
I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous.
Let's remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day.
For any filmmaker who has just released a film and who is experiencing some measure of success, the temptation can be great to respond to every screening request that comes in.
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
George Bernard Shaw
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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