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I deal with temptation by yielding to it

Mark Twain Quotes

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'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it

Mae West Quotes

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Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.

Gerald Jampolsky Quotes

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The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.

T.S. Eliot Quotes

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Calvin: Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man? Hobbes: I'm not sure that man needs the help

Proverb Quotes

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Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.

William Butler Yeats Quotes

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Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Bible Quotes , Source: James (ch. I, v. 12)

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But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Bible Quotes , Source: Matthew (ch. XVI, v. 23)

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Terrible is the temptation to be good.

Bertolt Brecht Quotes , Source: The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: The Ring and the Book--The Pope (l. 1,185)

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What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Address to Unco Guild (st. 8)

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I may not here omit those two main plagues, and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people: they go commonly together.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 3, subsect. XIII)

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So you tell yourself you are pretty find clay To have tricked temptation and turned it away, But wait, my friend, for a different day; Wait till you want to want to!

Edmund Vance Cooke Quotes , Source: Desire

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The devil tempts us not--'tis we tempt him, Reckoning his skill with opportunity.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: Felix Holt (ch. XLVII)

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Thou shalt abstain, Renounce, refrain. [Ger., Entbehren sollst du! sollst entbehren.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Faust (I, 4)

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Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colours, that are but skin-deep.

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Genesis, III)

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Temptations hurt not, though they have accesse; Satan o'ercomes none but by willingnesse.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Hesperides-Temptations

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Honest bread is very well--it's the butter that makes the temptation.

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: The Catspaw

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But Satan now is wiser than of yore, And tempts by making rich, not making poor.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 351)

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But something may be done that we will not; And sometimes we are devils to ourselves When we will tempt the frailty of our powers, Presuming on their changeful potency.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Troilus at IV, iv)

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Bell, book and candle shall not drive me back When gold and silver becks me to come on.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Bastard at III, iii)

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How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds Makes deeds ill done!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life and Death of King John (King John at IV, ii)

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