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The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.
What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
Robert A. Heinlein
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
Actions yield result by the ordinance of God as He wills.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
You win the victory when you yield to friends.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.
It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.
Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading - even browsing - an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin.
It's wonderful to be back. Back among the mountains that remind us of our vulnerability, our ultimate lack of control over the world we live in. Mountains that demand humility, and yield so much peace in return.
I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
John F. Kennedy
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