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Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
H. L. Mencken
All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
One of the important things about temptation is, if I'm going to deal with it I'm going to have to recognize, this is an area of weakness in my life. I have been tempted here before and before and before.
Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colours, that are but skin-deep.
Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses.
Franklin P. Jones
We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
Henry A. Kissinger
Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation.
Cancer victimhood contains a permanent temptation to be self-centred and even solipsistic.
There has always been discouragement, negativism, and temptation in the world because of Lucifer.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Temptation to behave is terrible.
Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.
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
In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
Charles de Gaulle
Believe it or not, when you fast in the Spirit, God makes you more equipped to deal with hunger, irritability, and temptation.
I do not have a merchandise line. I don't sell knives or apparel. Though I have been approached to endorse various products from liquor to airlines to automobiles to pharmaceuticals dozens of times, I have managed to resist the temptation.
I am lucky, I don't have aches and pains. I do Pilates regularly, which is a series of stretching exercises, and I recommend it to anyone of my age because the temptation is not to exercise when you get older. Well, you should.
Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden.
It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way. There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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