Most popular temptation quotes
Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
A compulsion is a highbrow term for a temptation we're not trying too hard to resist.
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open.
Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
Be cautious. Opportunity does the knocking for temptation too.
Being virtuous is no feat once temptation ceases.
Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values—and witnesses.
In this era of rapid change, one thing remains constant: it's easier to pray for forgiveness than to resist temptation.
About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation.
Come good times or bad, there is always a market for things nobody needs.
When there's a lot of it around, you never want it very much.
Saintliness is also a temptation.
We do not pray not to be tempted, but not to be conquered.
Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
I can resist everything except temptation.
There are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage.
That fortitude which has encountered no dangers, that prudence which has surmounted no difficulties, that integrity which has been attacked by no temptation, can at best be considered but as gold not yet brought to the test, of which therefore the true value cannot be assigned.
Not all that tempts your wand'ring eyes And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; Nor all, that glisters, is gold.
Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or to vice.
A woman flees from temptation, but a man just crawls away from it in the cheerful hope that it may overtake him.
There can be no virtue without temptation; for virtue is victory over temptation.
Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you get older it will avoid you.
Without temptation the soul cannot grow and become strong.
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
Temptations are enemies outside the castle seeking entrance.
It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.
Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestalled in triumph?
Temptations are part of life, part of growing up. We grapple with them often—in some instances for our lifetime—before we come to realize that it is not so much the victory as it is the effort to overcome that is holy-making.
We've all of us got to meet the devil alone. Temptation is a lonely business.
There isn't any virtue where there has never been any temptation. Virtue is just temptation, overcome.
As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
"Every man has his price." This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.
Where there is no temptation, there is no virtue.
Temptation almost always assails us at the point where we thought no defense necessary.
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
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.
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it ... I can resist everything but temptation.