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Temptation quotes by Eugene Field
#1. Let my temptation be a book. #Quote by Eugene Field
Temptation quotes by Thomas Brooks
#2. The only way to avoid cannon-shot is to fall down. No such way to be freed from temptation as to keep low. #Quote by Thomas Brooks
Temptation quotes by Thomas A Kempis
#3. All Saints have passed through much tribulation and temptation, and have profited thereby. And they who endured not temptation became reprobate and fell away. There is no position so sacred, no place so secret, that it is without temptations and adversities. #Quote by Thomas A Kempis
Temptation quotes by Johann Kaspar Lavater
#4. Who, under pressing temptations to lie, adheres to truth, nor to the profane betrays aught of a sacred trust, is near the summit of wisdom and virtue. #Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater
Temptation quotes by Cherie Priest
#5. Without temptation, there was no virtue in resistance. #Quote by Cherie Priest
Temptation quotes by Rex E. Lee
#6. I have no criticism of the basic concept of irrefutable authority. Properly employed, it is the easiest, the surest, and the proper way to resolve conflicts. There is an omnipresent temptation, however, to rely on such authority regardless of its applicability; and I know of no better examples than the scriptures and the Constitution.

We find it easy to lapse into the expansive notion that the Constitution, like the gospel, embraces all truth and that it protects and guarantees all that is right, equitable, and just. From that grand premise it is only a short and comfortable leap to the proposition that the Constitution embraces my particular notion of what is right, equitable, and just. The Constitution lends itself to this kind of use because of its breadth.

Issues such as foreign aid, fluoridation of water, public versus private education, progressive income tax, to which political party I should belong and which candidate I should support; questions about economic development and environmental quality control; questions about the power of labor unions and the influence of big business in government--all these are issues of great importance. But these questions cannot and ought not to be resolved by simply resorting to irrefutable authority. Neither the Constitution nor the scriptures contain answers to these questions, and under the grand plan of eternal progress it is our responsibility to develop our own skills by working out our own answers throug #Quote by Rex E. Lee
Temptation quotes by Michael Lee
#7. Demon is about faith, temptation and the heroic struggle for redemption in the face of overwhelming odds. #Quote by Michael Lee
Temptation quotes by Wesley Hill
#8. I know that whatever the complex origins of my own homosexuality are, there have been conscious choices I've made to indulge - and therefore to intensify, probably - my homoerotic inclinations. As I look back over the course of my life, I regret the nights I have given in to temptations to lust that pulsed like hot, itching sores in my mind. And so I cling to this image - washed. I am washed, sanctified, justified through the work of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Whenever I look back on my baptism, I can remember that God has cleansed the stains of homosexual sin from the crevasses of my mind, heart, and body and included me in his family, the church, where I can find support, comfort, and provocation toward Christian maturity. #Quote by Wesley Hill
Temptation quotes by Charles Le Gai Eaton
#9. So many ruins bear witness to good intentions which went astray, good intentions unenlightened by any glimmer of wisdom. To bring religion to the people is a fine and necessary undertaking, but this is not a situation in which the proposed end can be said to justify the means. The further people have drifted from the truth, the greater is the temptation to water down the truth, glossing over its less palatable aspects and, in short, allowing a policy of compromise to become one of adulteration. In this way it is hoped that the common man – if he can be found – will be encouraged to find a small corner in his busy life for religion without having to change his ways or to grapple with disturbing thoughts. It is a forlorn hope. Standing, as it were, at the pavement's edge with his tray of goods, the priest reduces the price until he is offering his wares for nothing: divine judgement is a myth, hell a wicked superstition, prayer less important than decent behaviour, and God himself dispensable in the last resort; and still the passers-by go their way, sorry over having to ignore such a nice man but with more important matters demanding their attention. And yet these matters with which they are most urgently concerned are, for so many of them, quicksands in which they feel themselves trapped. Had they been offered a real alternative, a rock firm-planted from the beginning of time, they might have been prepared to pay a high price. #Quote by Charles Le Gai Eaton
Temptation quotes by Matthew Pearl
#10. There was still the temptation to believe the world was a mere trap for human sin. But sin, the way he saw it, was only the failure of an imperfectly made being to keep a perfect law. #Quote by Matthew Pearl
Temptation quotes by Michelle Cliff
#11. She picked up the book beside her. Jane Eyre. Used, bought recently in a bookshop in Camden Passage, shabby nineteenth-century binding, pages bearing vague stains, fingered, smoothed. She opened the book to the place she left it when the taxicab pulled up.

"My daughter, flee temptation."
"Mother, I will," Jane responded, as the moon turned to woman.

The fiction had tricked her. Drawn her in so that she became Jane.

Yes. The parallels were there. Was she not heroic Jane? Betrayed. Left to wander. Solitary. Motherless. Yes, and with no relations to speak of except an uncle across the water. She occupied her mind.

Comforted for a time, she came to. Then, with a sharpness, reprimanded herself. No, she told herself. No, she could not be Jane. Small and pale. English. No, she paused. No, my girl, try Bertha. Wild-maned Bertha. Clare thought of her father. Forever after her to train her hair. His visions of orderly pageboy. Coming home from work with something called Tame. She refused it; he called her Medusa. Do you intend to turn men to stone, daughter? She held to her curls, which turned kinks in the damp of London. Beloved racial characteristic. Her only sign, except for dark spaces here and there where melanin touched her. Yes, Bertha was closer to the mark. Captive. Ragôut. Mixture. Confused. Jamaican. Caliban. Carib. Cannibal. Cimarron. All Bertha. All Clare. #Quote by Michelle Cliff
Temptation quotes by Jeffrey R. Holland
#12. In such times as we are in, whether the threats be global or local or in individual lives, I too pray for the children. Some days it seems that a sea of temptation and transgression inundates them, simply washes over them before they can successfully withstand it, before they should have to face it. And often at least some of the forces at work seem beyond our personal control. Well, some of them may be beyond our control, but I testify with faith in the living God that they are not beyond His. #Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland
Temptation quotes by Robert L. Millet
#13. It takes a pretty strong person, a rather unusual young person, to stand up to ridicule and refuse to give in to temptation. There are so many things today in modern music, on television, and in the movies that portray a life that is nowhere near the life the Lord would have us live. Consequently, we cannot afford to turn to the radio, television, or Hollywood to take our cues about what is right and what is wrong. It is scary to realize that the more we are exposed to Hollywood's version of life, the more we gradually begin to accept it. #Quote by Robert L. Millet
Temptation quotes by William J. Brennan
#14. While the machinery of law enforcement and indeed the nature of crime itself have changed dramatically since the Fourth Amendment became part of the Nation's fundamental law in 1791, what the Framers understood then remains true today - that the task of combating crime and convicting the guilty will in every era seem of such critical and pressing concern that we may be lured by the temptations of expediency into forsaking our commitment to protecting individual liberty and privacy. #Quote by William J. Brennan
Temptation quotes by Mark Fisher
#15. [I]t is a mistake to rush to impose the individual ethical responsibility that the corporate structure deflects. This is the temptation of the ethical which, as Zizek has argued, the capitalist system is using in order to protect itself in the wake of the credit crisis - the blame will be put on supposedly pathological individuals, those' abusing the system', rather than on the system itself. But the evasion is actually a two step procedure - since structure will often be invoked (either implicitly or openly) precisely at the point when there is the possibility of individuals who belong to the corporate structure being punished. At this point, suddenly, the causes of abuse or atrocity are so systemic, so diffuse, that no individual can be held responsible… But this impasse - it is only individuals that can be held ethically responsible for actions, and yet the cause of these abuses and errors is corporate, systemic - is not only a dissimulation: it precisely indicates what is lacking in capitalism. What agencies are capable of regulating and controlling impersonal structures? How is it possible to chastise a corporate structure? Yes, corporations can legally be treated as individuals - but the problem is that corporations, whilst certainly entities, are not like individual humans, and any analogy between punishing corporations and punishing individuals will therefore necessarily be poor. And it is not as if corporations are the deep-level agents behind everything; they are th #Quote by Mark Fisher
Temptation quotes by Frithjof Schuon
#16. The annoyances or adversities that come to man always have three causes: man himself, the world, God. Depending on the point of view adopted, we may take into consideration one or another of these causes, but we cannot deny any of them.
Man is the author of his misfortune to the extent it is experienced as suffering; the world is its author to the extent the misfortune seeks to keep man in cosmic illusion; and God is the Author to the extent the misfortune comes to man as a sanction, though also as a purification, hence a trial.
The same thing is true mutatis mutandis of happy events: we can never say they do not come from God or that they do not come from the cosmic surroundings or that they do not result from our own nature. These events are also trials in their character of temptation; the corresponding virtue is renunciation or detachment (zuhd). The spiritual "traveler" (sālik) should be not only "patient" (sabūr) but also "detached" (zāhid). #Quote by Frithjof Schuon
Temptation quotes by S.L. Jennings
#17. I'm a lot of things – crass, stubborn, brutally honest, egotistical – but one thing I am not, is careless. I know my boundaries, and I never cross them. In a business where lines can be easily blurred, those boundaries are outlined in black Sharpie, traced in gasoline, then set the fuck on fire, ensuring that no one even gets close enough to inhale the fumes of temptation.
Yet, here I am, touching, tempting, tasting the limits. Begging to get burned by an angel with a halo of fire. #Quote by S.L. Jennings
Temptation quotes by Robert Musil
#18. There is a particular propensity in the world for people, wherever they appear in great numbers, to permit themselves collectively everything that would be forbidden them individually. #Quote by Robert Musil
Temptation quotes by Terri Clark
#19. Are we talking hell hounds and flames here?" Des asked, pacing at the end of our beds.
I repeated the question and gave a heaving sigh of relief when Jameson said I had the wrong idea.
"He's going to 'lead us into temptation.'"
"That doesn't sound so bad," Des said with a cheeky grin. #Quote by Terri Clark
Temptation quotes by Nick Hornby
#20. It was as if I were powerless to resist the temptation; my senses were overcome. I could hear the emptiness, and taste the silence, and smell the solitude, and I wanted it more than I have ever wanted anything before. #Quote by Nick Hornby
Temptation quotes by Oscar Wilde
#21. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Temptation quotes by George Eliot
#22. It's rather a strong check to one's self-complacency to find how much of one's right doing depends on not being in want of money. #Quote by George Eliot
Temptation quotes by Carol Storm
#23. Lady Margaret's icy blue eyes were enough to give Charity chills -- but the brandy in the cut-glass decanter was enough to melt the polar ice caps. Each time she drank, Charity could feel the warmth all the way down to her toes. #Quote by Carol Storm
Temptation quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#24. The noble temptation to see too much in everything. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Temptation quotes by Pope Francis
#25. Indifference to our neighbor and to God also represents a real temptation for us Christians. Each year during Lent we need to hear once more the voice of the prophets who cry out and trouble our conscience. #Quote by Pope Francis
Temptation quotes by Shirley Bassey
#26. In truth, it requires not only a large intellect, but a large heart, to judge with becoming charity of the peculiar temptations of riches. #Quote by Shirley Bassey
Temptation quotes by David McCullough
#27. There's an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing. #Quote by David McCullough
Temptation quotes by David Platt
#28. We are giving in to the dangerous temptation to take the Jesus of the Bible and twist him into a version of Jesus we are more comfortable with. #Quote by David Platt
Temptation quotes by James Islington
#29. He broke this world. But he left some of its beauty, some of its joy. He knew enough to realize that sometimes beauty is a temptation and joy a call for inaction. #Quote by James Islington
Temptation quotes by Morrie Schwartz
#30. Resist the temptation to think of yourself as useless. It will only lead to depression. #Quote by Morrie Schwartz
Temptation quotes by Esa-Pekka Salonen
#31. You know, in some ways conducting is counter-intuitive. It's like winter driving in Finland - if you skid, the natural reaction is to fight with the wheel and jam on the brakes, which is the quickest way to get killed. What you have to do is let go, and the car will right itself. It's the same when an orchestra loses its ensemble. You have to resist the temptation to semaphore, and let the orchestra find its own way back to the pulse. #Quote by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Temptation quotes by Eva Le Gallienne
#32. People who are born even-tempered, placid and untroubled - secure from violent passions or temptations to evil - those who have never needed to struggle all night with the Angel to emerge lame but victorious at dawn, never become great saints. #Quote by Eva Le Gallienne
Temptation quotes by Billy Graham
#33. Many Christians give in to various temptations through peer pressure and find themselves surrendering to worldly passions, justifying pleasures the world offers. #Quote by Billy Graham
Temptation quotes by Joy Marino
#34. Defenseless, destined to surrender... he danced to the rhythm of her hips. #Quote by Joy Marino
Temptation quotes by Alistair Begg
#35. It is a sin when I place myself deliberately in the place of temptation ... either because I enjoy the prospect or because I'm not determined enough in my desire to overcome it. #Quote by Alistair Begg
Temptation quotes by Anonymous
#36. 13No temptation[27] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[28] beyond what you can bear. #Quote by Anonymous
Temptation quotes by Denzel Washington
#37. Taking the money from drug operations and all that sort of stuff is something that goes past what most of us in society would expect a policeman should do. That temptation hits the police force at the same time as the temptation to take those drugs that are readily available hits the people on the streets. #Quote by Denzel Washington
Temptation quotes by Barbara R. Duguid
#38. Transform us, by your mercy and grace, into children who are more thankful for your kindness, more humble under your correction, more watchful against temptation, more eager to serve you. Give us hearts overflowing with joy in you and lips that boast often of Jesus Christ, our only hope in life and in death. #Quote by Barbara R. Duguid
Temptation quotes by Philip Roth
#39. There had to be forces outside. The prayer went, "Lead me not in temptation." If people were not led by others, why was the famous prayer that it was? #Quote by Philip Roth
Temptation quotes by Jean Cocteau
#40. After you have written a thing and you reread it, there is always the temptation to fix it up, to improve it, to remove its poison, blunt its sting. #Quote by Jean Cocteau
Temptation quotes by Tom Wilson
#41. About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation. #Quote by Tom Wilson
Temptation quotes by Robert South
#42. He who has no mind to trade with the Devil should be so wise as to keep from his shop. #Quote by Robert South
Temptation quotes by Nicholas Wolterstorff
#43. Many are the scholars who make it their professional occupation to occupy themselves in this towering edifice of culture, exploring its nook and crannies, developing their responses, making their contributions here and there, and helping to hand it on to succeeding generations. For some the temptation proves irresistible to go yet farther and make this the concern of their lives, letting society go its own sorry way while they lock themselves away in this abiding, socially transcendent cultural stronghold, acquiescing in society while pursuing Bildung. As Rotterdam burns, they study Sanskrit verb forms. #Quote by Nicholas Wolterstorff
Temptation quotes by Marcel Proust
#44. It was fortunate that I had not already yielded to the temptation to break with Albertine; the tedium of having to rejoin her presently, when I went home, was a trifling matter compared with the anxiety that I should have felt if the separation had occurred when I still had a doubt about her and before I had had time to grow indifferent to her. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Temptation quotes by Martyn
#45. The Christian must abstain from sin. It is as simple and direct as that. You have no right to say, 'I am weak, I cannot, and temptation is very powerful.' The answer of the New Testament is, Stop doing it! #Quote by Martyn
Temptation quotes by Courtney Giardina
#46. It was a constant battle not to turn her head in his direction; but every time she did, he was looking over at her. Each time he'd smile, and Rylan would jerk her gaze away. She knew what that smile was capable of, and she was doing a good job avoiding it until it suddenly appeared over her shoulder. #Quote by Courtney Giardina
Temptation quotes by J. Paul Getty
#47. It shouldn't be very difficult for anyone to resist the temptation to force himself into the pattern of the structured man. One needs only to remember that a groove may be safe--but that, as one wears away at it, the groove becomes first a rut and finally a grave. #Quote by J. Paul Getty
Temptation quotes by Virginia Woolf
#48. To evade such temptations is the first duty of the poet. For as the ear is the antechamber to the soul, poetry can adulterate and destroy more surely then lust or gunpowder. The poet's, then, is the highest office of all. His words reach where others fall short. A silly song of Shakespeare's has done more for the poor and the wicked than all the preachers and philanthropists in the world. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Temptation quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#49. The messengers of Jesus will be hated to the end of time. They will be blamed for all the division which rend cities and homes. Jesus and his disciples will be condemned on all sides for undermining family life, and for leading the nation astray; they will be called crazy fanatics and disturbers of the peace. The disciples will be sorely tempted to desert their Lord. But the end is also near, and they must hold on and persevere until it comes. Only he will be blessed who remains loyal to Jesus and his word until the end. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Temptation quotes by Paulo Coelho
#50. About the nature of human beings. I discovered that confronted by temptation, we will always fall. Given the right circumstances, every human being on this earth would be willing to commit evil. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Temptation quotes by John Wesley
#51. On every occasion of uneasiness, we should retire to prayer, that we may give place to the grace and light of God and then form our resolutions, without being in any pain about what success they may have. In the greatest temptations, a single look to Christ, and the barely pronouncing his name, suffices to overcome the wicked one, so it be done with confidence and calmness of spirit. #Quote by John Wesley
Temptation quotes by Shoshana Felman
#52. I would suggest that what the translator has to give up is the temptation to translate history by making sense of it, that is, by using an apologetic or apocalyptic discourse. What the translator fails to do is to erase the body, to erase the murder of the original. #Quote by Shoshana Felman
Temptation quotes by Dean Koontz
#53. Most people indulged in their vices and clung to their virtues based on their responses to temptation and conflict, not because some Other within them drove their behavior. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Temptation quotes by Richard Baxter
#54. The strongest Christian is unsafe among occasions to sin (519). #Quote by Richard Baxter
Temptation quotes by C.D. Payne
#55. I have found that people who can successfully resist temptation invariably lead depressingly stunted lives. #Quote by C.D. Payne
Temptation quotes by Anthony Liccione
#56. Don't let the eyes guide the heart, but have the heart guide the eyes. #Quote by Anthony Liccione
Temptation quotes by Jarod Kintz
#57. The passenger door was wide open, nobody was around, and a purse was inside. Was this a trap? It seemed too good to be true. Temptation overtook me, so I reached in the car, popped the trunk, and closed myself in. Boy, the owner of the car was sure in for a surprise. And he got it too - two days later. With no food, water, or cell phone on me, I nearly lost my life, and my job. I showed up late to work, but they didn't believe me when I said I was stuck in traffic for 48 hours. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Temptation quotes by Oscar Wilde
#58. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. The only way to get rid of a temptation, is to yield to it. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Temptation quotes by Jeffrey R. Holland
#59. My concern is that you will face some delays and disappointments at this formative time in your life and feel that no one else in the history of mankind has ever had your problems or faced those difficulties. And when some of those challenges come, you will have the temptation common to us all to say, "This task is too hard. The burden is too heavy. The path is too long." And so you decide to quit, simply to give up. Now to terminate certain kinds of tasks is not only acceptable but often very wise. If you are, for example, a flagpole sitter then I say, "Come on down." But in life's most crucial and telling tasks, my plea is to stick with it, to persevere, to hang in and hang on, and to reap your reward. #Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland
Temptation quotes by Thomas S. Monson
#60. As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect our faith. As we go to the holy house, as we remember the covenants we make therein, we will be able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation. #Quote by Thomas S. Monson
Temptation quotes by F. Huegel
#61. What is impossible to me as an imitator of Christ, becomes perfectly natural as a participant of Christ. It is Only when Christ nullifies the force of my inherent "self' life," and communicates to me a Divine life, that Christian living in its true sense, is at all possible for me. #Quote by F. Huegel
Temptation quotes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#62. Capacity for joy Admits temptation. #Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Temptation quotes by Isaac Asimov
#63. The temptation was great to muster what force we could and put up a fight. It's the easiest way out, and the most satisfactory to self-respect
but, nearly invariably, the stupidest. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Temptation quotes by Hannah More
#64. Temptation does not make the sin, it lies ready in the heart. #Quote by Hannah More
Temptation quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#65. There is no harder shield for the devil to pierce with temptation than singing with prayer. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Temptation quotes by Paul Davies
#66. The temptation to believe that the Universe is the product of some sort of design, a manifestation of subtle aesthetic and mathematical judgment, is overwhelming. The belief that there is "something behind it all" is one that I personally share with, I suspect, a majority of physicists. #Quote by Paul Davies
Temptation quotes by Suzanne La Follette
#67. If experience teaches anything, it is that what the community undertakes to do is usually done badly. This is due in part to the temptation to corruption that such enterprises involve, but even more, perhaps, to the lack of personal interest on the part of those engaged in them. #Quote by Suzanne La Follette
Temptation quotes by Toba Beta
#68. Temptation is stronger in the minds of people who are in doubt.
Prayer makes it weaker. #Quote by Toba Beta
Temptation quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#69. I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them. #Quote by L.M. Montgomery
Temptation quotes by A.B. Simpson
#70. Temptation exercises our faith and teaches us to pray. #Quote by A.B. Simpson
Temptation quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#71. There are so many works of the mind, so much humanity, that to disburden ourselves of ourselves is an understandable temptation. Open a book and a voice speaks. A world, more or less alien or welcoming, emerges to enrich a reader's store of hypotheses about how life is to be understood. As with scientific hypotheses, even failure is meaningful, a test of the boundaries of credibility. So many voices, so many worlds, we can weary of them. If there were only one human query to be heard in the universe, and it was only the sort of thing we were always inclined to wonder about
Where did all this come from? or, Why could we never refrain from war?
we would hear in it a beauty that would overwhelm us. So frail a sound, so brave, so deeply inflected by the burden of thought, that we would ask, Whose voice is this? We would feel a barely tolerable loneliness, hers and ours. And if there were another hearer, not one of us, how starkly that hearer would apprehend what we are and were. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Temptation quotes by Max Heindel
#72. Virtue is a positive quality developed by taking a firm stand for the right in temptation, or by the suffering endured in consequence of wrongdoing. #Quote by Max Heindel
Temptation quotes by Perry Noble
#73. In today's culture, the temptation is to look at sins and refer to them as issues, mistakes, or problems. And as long as we see sin as something that we need to learn to cope with rather than something that needs to be removed, we will never take the action necessary to peel the cap off the bottle so we can be spiritually refreshed. #Quote by Perry Noble
Temptation quotes by Isaac Of Nineveh
#74. When you want to make a beginning of a good deed, first prepare for temptations, which will come to you, and don't doubt the truth of that which you do for God. #Quote by Isaac Of Nineveh
Temptation quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#75. Our wealth is often a snare to ourselves, and always a temptation to others. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Temptation quotes by Rick Warren
#76. Temptation always starts in your mind, not in circumstances. #Quote by Rick Warren
Temptation quotes by John Jeremiah Sullivan
#77. At 'GQ,' there was never a temptation to pander or preach to the choir because I had no concept of who the reader was or what that reader might want. #Quote by John Jeremiah Sullivan
Temptation quotes by Saint Francis De Sales
#78. Is it not a great temptation to be so valiant in imagination and so cowardly in execution? #Quote by Saint Francis De Sales
Temptation quotes by Doreen Virtue
#79. When dealing with a difficult person, all that matters from a spiritual standpoint is how you react and treat the person. It's not about getting the other person to change or agree with you. Your spiritual growth is all about the way that YOU deal with the relationship, the person, and the situation. Even if the situation would justify you acting harshly, resist this temptation. Ask for heaven to purify and uplift your thoughts and feelings so that everything you do and say is aligned with Divine Love. This is the path and purpose of the lightworker. This is why you are here. #Quote by Doreen Virtue
Temptation quotes by John Bunyan
#80. Nothing can hurt you except sin; nothing can grieve me except sin; nothing can defeat you except sin. Therefore, be on your guard, my Mansoul. #Quote by John Bunyan
Temptation quotes by Robert Sarah
#81. Celebration toward the east fosters silence. Indeed, there is less temptation for the celebrant to monopolize the conversation. Facing the Lord, he is less tempted to become a professor giving a lesson throughout the Mass, reducing the altar to a podium centered on the microphone instead of the Cross. #Quote by Robert Sarah
Temptation quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#82. But I think I'll carry that book into the sitting room and lock it in the jam closet and give you the key. And you must not give it to me l, Matthew, until my lessons are done, not even if I implore you on my bended knees. It's all very well to say resist temptation, but it's ever so much easier to resist it if you can't get the key. #Quote by L.M. Montgomery
Temptation quotes by John Bunyan
#83. Of all the temptations that ever I met with in my life, to question the being of God, and truth of His gospel is the worst, and the worst to be borne; when this temptation comes, it takes away my girdle from me, and removeth the foundation from under me: Oh! I have often thought of that word, Have your loins girt about with truth; and of that, When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? #Quote by John Bunyan
Temptation quotes by Salman Rushdie
#84. What happens when you win?
When your enemies are at your mercy: how will you act then? Compromise is the temptation of the weak; this is the test for the strong. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Temptation quotes by Anthony The Great
#85. Expect temptation to your last breath. #Quote by Anthony The Great
Temptation quotes by Gaston Bachelard
#86. How concrete everything becomes in the world of the spirit when an object, a mere door, can give images of hesitation, temptation, desire, security, welcome and respect. If one were to give an account of all the doors one has closed and opened, of all the doors one would like to re-open, one would have to tell the story of one's entire life. #Quote by Gaston Bachelard
Temptation quotes by Ventseslav Konstantinov
#87. However, there is one great temptation and that is that you can forget that the aim of the writer was to reject all other worlds and to construct one of his own and that the aim of the translator is to re-embody himself into the world of the various writers. #Quote by Ventseslav Konstantinov
Temptation quotes by C.S. Lewis
#88. I am suffering incessant temptations to uncharitable thoughts at present; one of those black moods in which nearly all one's friends seem to be selfish or even false. And how terrible that there should be even a kind of pleasure in thinking evil. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Temptation quotes by Josemaria Escriva
#89. Temptation is necessary to make us realize that we are nothing in ourselves. #Quote by Josemaria Escriva
Temptation quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#90. I counsel you, in the words of Jesus Christ, to "watch and pray I always lest ye enter into temptation; for Satan desireth to have you, that he may sift you as wheat" (3 Nephi 18:18). If you will earnestly seek guidance from your Heavenly Father, morning and evening, you will be given the strength to shun any temptation. #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Temptation quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#91. Never do what the devil provokes you to do #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Temptation quotes by J.D. Salinger
#92. (Family rumor has it that he was originally cloistered off - that is relieved of his duties as a secular priest in Astoria - to free him of a persistent temptation to administer the sacramental wafer to his parishioners' lips by standing back two or three feet and trajecting it in a lovely arc over his left shoulder.) #Quote by J.D. Salinger
Temptation quotes by Aldous Huxley
#93. And so, resisting the temptation to wallow in artistic remorse, I prefer to leave both well and ill alone and to think about something else #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Temptation quotes by Gary Zukav
#94. If you decide that you cannot beat a temptation, what you are really doing is giving yourself permission to be irresponsible. #Quote by Gary Zukav
Temptation quotes by Warren Buffett
#95. Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell. #Quote by Warren Buffett
Temptation quotes by Mike Russell
#96. Dunce is completely bald and has a really pointed head so the temptation to get him paralytic on his thirtieth birthday, carry him to the tattooist's and get a nice big 'D' smack bang in the middle of his forehead was too much for me. Trouble is he can't afford to have it removed so he wears a big plaster over it. Gangs of children tease him.

'What's underneath the plaster, mister? Show us!'

They swear he has a third eye under there.

My name is Bill but Dunce calls me 'Fez' on account of my hat. I've known Dunce for over sixteen years. #Quote by Mike Russell
Temptation quotes by T. B. Joshua
#97. When God has not taken away our trouble or temptation yet, with His grace in our lives, we are content. #Quote by T. B. Joshua
Temptation quotes by George Whitefield
#98. All our afflictions, all our temptations are to make heaven more desirable, and earth more loathsome. #Quote by George Whitefield
Temptation quotes by John Grisham
#99. There had been so many. He had hired young ones because they were more plentiful and worked cheaper. The better of those got married and pregnant and wanted six months off. The bad ones flirted, wore tight miniskirts, and made suggestive comments. He had hired more mature women to negate any physical temptation, but, as a rule, they had been bossy, maternal, menopausal, and they had more doctors' appointments, as well as aches and pains to talk about and funerals to attend. #Quote by John Grisham
Temptation quotes by Gary Zukav
#100. Temptation is a dress rehearsal for a karmic experience of negativity. #Quote by Gary Zukav
Temptation quotes by Ravi Zacharias
#101. His first step is to make temptation appear as a natural desire. It is something unequivocally physical and human. #Quote by Ravi Zacharias
Temptation quotes by Anthony Hope
#102. You oughtn't to yield to temptation. Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd. #Quote by Anthony Hope
Temptation quotes by Heather Zempel
#103. Henry Cloud offers this perspective on the temptations of Jesus in the wilderness: "Think of what the devil did in the temptation (Luke 4). He offered Jesus instant relief from His hunger, but Jesus said no. He offered Jesus instant glory, but He refused. The devil offered Him instant safety, but Jesus rebuked him. Jesus knew that to gain those things, He had to go through a process that was God's way. And He learned obedience through the suffering. #Quote by Heather Zempel
Temptation quotes by Gloria Furman
#104. By God's grace I can resist the temptation to treat my children as interruptions to my will for my life. Instead, God enables me to treat my children as precious gifts he is using to shape me into his image according to his will for my life. #Quote by Gloria Furman
Temptation quotes by Walter Wangerin Jr.
#105. What the Ancient Liar did to Eve at the beginning of things he did to me. The Mother of All was a mighty woman. She thought to outface the Serpent. She thought to brazen it though as she were herself equal to evil. #Quote by Walter Wangerin Jr.
Temptation quotes by Ronald Reagan
#106. They preach the supremacy of the state, declare its omnipotence over individual man and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the Earth. They are the focus of evil in the modern world ... So, in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride, the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Temptation quotes by Melika Dannese Lux
#107. With Stefan, the line between good and evil, right and wrong, becomes increasingly blurred. #Quote by Melika Dannese Lux
Temptation quotes by Roman Payne
#108. Although I love elegant parties, dancing and dining and spending the night with a sweet woman in my arms, my life belongs to literature. #Quote by Roman Payne
Temptation quotes by Sarah Rees Brennan
#109. Well, what do you think you're doing, then? Spying?"

"I told you, it's the unfortunate hotness of evil. Hotness that burns like the flames of cute, cute hell." Rusty placed his hand on his heart. "But like I said, don't worry. I will overcome temptation, no matter how temptacious. #Quote by Sarah Rees Brennan
Temptation quotes by Thomas Watson
#110. Satan's time of tempting is usually after an ordinance; and the reason is, because then he thinks he shall find us most secure. When we have been at solemn duties, we are apt to think all is done, and we grow remiss, and leave off that zeal and strictness as before; just as a soldier, who after a battle leaves off his armour, not once dreaming, of an enemy. Satan watches his time, and when we least suspect, then he throws in a temptation. #Quote by Thomas Watson
Temptation quotes by Coventry Patmore
#111. The Spirit of man is like a kite, which rises by means of those very forces which seem to oppose its rise; the tie that joins it to the earth, the opposing winds of temptation, and the weight of earth-born affections which it carries with it into the sky. #Quote by Coventry Patmore
Temptation quotes by Timothy Snyder
#112. All of the virtues depend upon truth, and truth depends upon them all. Final truth in this world is unattainable, but its pursuit leads the individual away from unfreedom. The temptation to believe what feels right assails us at all times from all directions. Authoritarianism begins when we can no longer tell the difference between the true and the appealing. The cynic who decides that there is no truth is the citizen who welcomes the tyrant. #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Temptation quotes by Maurice Blanchot
#113. Do not forgive. Forgiveness accuses before it forgives. By accusing, by stating the injury, it makes the wrong irredeemable. It carries the blow all the way to culpability. Thus, all becomes irrepairable; giving and forgiving cease to be possible.
For nothing saves innocence.
Forgive me for forgiving you.
The sole fault would be one of position: the one and only fault is to be "I,", for it is not identity that the Self in myself brings me. This self is merely a formal necessity: it simply serves to allow the infinite relation of Self to Other. Whence the temptation (the sole temptation) to become a subject again, instead of being exposed to subjectivity without any subject, the nudity of dying space.

I cannot forgive -- forgiveness comes from others -- but I cannot be forgiven either, if forgiveness is what calls the "I" into question and demands that I give myself, that I subject myself to the lack of subjectivity. And if forgiveness comes from others, it only comes; there is never any certitude that it can arrive, because in it there is nothing of the (sacramental) power to determine. It can only delay in the element of indecision. In The Trail, one might think that the death scene constitutes the pardon, the end of the interminable; but there is no end, since Kafka specifies that shame survives, which is to say, the infinite itself, a mockery of life as life's beyond. #Quote by Maurice Blanchot
Temptation quotes by Judith Schaechter
#114. The uncut sheets of colored glass are really seductive, awesome, and unarguably lovely things. Naturally, the temptation to cut and damage all that pristine beauty is too much for me to resist. #Quote by Judith Schaechter
Temptation quotes by George MacDonald
#115. The righteousness that makes a man visit the sins of a father upon his children, is the righteousness of a devil, not the righteousness of God. When God visits the sins of a father on his children, it is to deliver the child from his own sins through yielding to inherited temptation. #Quote by George MacDonald
Temptation quotes by Roshani Chokshi
#116. I myself have a number of duties to attend to, so I must leave."
Before I could stop myself, I blurted out, "Why?"
He paused and took a step to me. Darkness, soft-edged and heavy, clung to the room. In the shadows, his smile held all the lazy grace of a cat.
"Would you miss me?"
"Curiosity inspired my question. Nothing more," I said, but even my voice was unconvinced.
"Even so, there's no greater temptation than to stay by your side. #Quote by Roshani Chokshi
Temptation quotes by Sarah MacLean
#117. I cannot stay, Empress. You are too much temptation, and I am nowhere near strong or good enough to resist you." He spoke the words quietly at her ear, his nose buried in her hair- hair he no longer considered brown, but a rich myriad of chocolate and mahogany and sable that was fast becoming his favorite of all colors. #Quote by Sarah MacLean
Temptation quotes by Anne Baxter
#118. Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves. #Quote by Anne Baxter
Temptation quotes by John Gardner
#119. Though we run across exceptions, philosophical novels where explanation holds interest, the temptation to explain is one that should almost always be resisted. A good writer can get anything at all across through action and dialogue, and if he can think of no powerful reason to do otherwise, he should probably leave explanation to his reviewers and critics. The writer should especially avoid comment on what his characters are feeling, or at very least should be sure he understands the common objection summed up in the old saw Show, don't tell. #Quote by John Gardner
Temptation quotes by Connie Brockway
#120. I love you, Ginesse. Don't you see? You are my Zerzura. You are my undiscovered country, both my heart's destination and journey. Gold and temples, jewels and gems don't hold one bit of your enticement. You are my Solomon's mine, my uncharted empire. You are the only home I need to know, the only journey I want to take, the only treasure I would die to claim. You are exotic and familiar, opiate and tonic, hard conscience and sweet temptation. And now I have no more words to give you, Ginesse. I only have my heart, and you already own that. #Quote by Connie Brockway
Temptation quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#121. And who talks of error now? I scarcely think the notion that flittered across my brain was an error. I believe it was an inspiration rather than a temptation: it was very genial, very soothing - I know that. Here it comes again! It is no devil, I assure you; or if it be, it has put on the robes of an angel of light. I think I must admit so fair a guest when it asks entrance to my heart."

"Distrust it, sir; it is not a true angel."

"Once more, how do you know? By what instinct do you pretend to distinguish between a fallen seraph of the abyss and a messenger from the eternal throne - between a guide and a seducer?"

"I judged by your countenance, sir, which was troubled when you said the suggestion had returned upon you. I feel sure it will work you more misery if you listen to it."

"Not at all - it bears the most gracious message in the world: for the rest, you are not my conscience-keeper, so don't make yourself uneasy. Here, come in, bonny wanderer!"

He said this as if he spoke to a vision, viewless to any eye but his own; then, folding his arms, which he had half extended, on his chest, he seemed to enclose in their embrace the invisible being.

"Now," he continued, again addressing me, "I have received the pilgrim - a disguised deity, as I verily believe. Already it has done me good: my heart was a sort of charnel; it will now be a shrine. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Temptation quotes by Chris Hodges
#122. Temptation is a test of your relationship, not your self-control. #Quote by Chris Hodges
Temptation quotes by Harold Clurman
#123. The actor's physical type isn't and shouldn't be the main consideration. Does the actor look the part? It is the simplest question to deal with. The director deludes himself who yields to the temptation to believe that an affirmative answer settles the matter. An actor's looks will impress an audience initially, but after his first five minutes on stage it becomes aware of what he or she communicates (or fails to communicate) through acting! #Quote by Harold Clurman
Temptation quotes by Hannah More
#124. Sensibility appears to me to be neither good nor evil in itself, but in its application. Under the influence of Christian principle, it makes saints and martyrs; ill-directed, or uncontrolled, it is a snare, and the source of every temptation; besides, as people cannot get it if it is not given them, to descant on it seems to me as idle as to recommend people to have black eyes or fair complexions. #Quote by Hannah More
Temptation quotes by Heidi Heilig
#125. Why did the stories I knew best never end well?
But why too did I feel at home among them?
I could never give up the myths, the maps, the ship that had shaped me.
Blake's home might be paradise, but my home was the Temptation. #Quote by Heidi Heilig
Temptation quotes by Peter Ustinov
#126. I hate being moved. I hate that man who came in. So self-righteous, so cruel. He made fun of me, that's why I cried. You never did that. You led me into temptation by your - politeness. #Quote by Peter Ustinov
Temptation quotes by Henry A. Kissinger
#127. The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry. #Quote by Henry A. Kissinger
Temptation quotes by Thomas Brooks
#128. When you have overcome one temptation, you must be ready to enter the lists with another. As distrust, in some sense, is the mother of safety, so security is the gate of danger. #Quote by Thomas Brooks
Temptation quotes by C.S. Lewis
#129. No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness - they have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means - the only complete realist. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Temptation quotes by Eric Liu
#130. The "etiquette of freedom," to use poet Gary Snyder's phrase. It encompasses small acts like teaching your children to be honest in their dealings with others. It includes serving on community councils and as soccer coaches. It means leaving a place in better shape than you found it. It means helping others during hard times and being able to ask for help. It means resisting the temptation to call a problem someone else's. #Quote by Eric Liu
Temptation quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#131. Find out what your temptations are, and you will find out largely what you are yourself. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Temptation quotes by Peter Lowe
#132. The most common trait I have found in all successful people is that they have conquered the temptation to give up. #Quote by Peter Lowe
Temptation quotes by Robert Ellsberg
#133. Consistently, [Yves] Congar emphasized the distinction between Tradition and traditionalism. The latter was an unyielding commitment to the past. The former was a living principle of commitment to the Beginning, a process that required creativity, inspiration, and a spirit of openness to the present as well as respect for the past.
Two of Congar's works, on reform in the church and on the theology of the laity, proved especially controversial ... Congar believed that reform was a vital and necessary dimension of the church. This was rooted in the distinction between the church and the kingdom of God and in the intermingling in the church of both divine and human elements. In light of the church's constant temptation to revert to institutionalism, it was always necessary to allow room for the prophetic voice, issuing from the margins, even though this might mean attending to uncomfortable truths. #Quote by Robert Ellsberg
Temptation quotes by Pope Francis
#134. One of the more serious temptations which stifles boldness and zeal is a defeatism, which turns us into querulous and disillusioned pessimists, sourpusses. #Quote by Pope Francis
Temptation quotes by Barbara Elsborg
#135. 'It's okay. I understand that you're tempted and know you shouldn't grab the apple, and when you did you wanted to drop it. But I'm not good at resisting temptation. I'd rather eat the fucking thing, and enjoy it, even if I end up in hell.' #Quote by Barbara Elsborg
Temptation quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#136. All men know that by sheer weight of physical force, the mass of men must in the last resort become the arbiters of human action. But reason, skill, wealth, machines and power may for long periods enable the few to control the many. But to what end? The current theory of democracy is that dictatorship is a stopgap pending the work of universal education, equitable income, and strong character. But always the temptation is to use the stopgap for narrower ends, because intelligence, thrift and goodness seem so impossibly distant for most men. We rule by junta; we turn Fascist, because we do not believe in men; yet the basis of fact in this disbelief is incredibly narrow. We know perfectly well that most human beings have never had a decent human chance to be full men. Most of us may be convinced that even with opportunity the number of utter human failures would be vast; and yet remember that this assumption kept the ancestors of present white America long in slavery and degradation.

It is then one's moral duty to see that every human being, to the extent of his capacity, escapes ignorance, poverty and crime. With this high ideal held unswervingly in view, monarchy, oligarchy, dictatorships may rule; but the end will be the rule of All, if mayhap All or Most qualify. The only unforgivable sin is dictatorship for the benefit of Fools, Voluptuaries, gilded Satraps, Prostitutes and Idiots. The rule of the famished, unlettered, stinking mob is better than this and the on #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Temptation quotes by Agnes Repplier
#137. Where there is no temptation, there is no virtue. #Quote by Agnes Repplier
Temptation quotes by Annemarie Schwarzenbach
#138. What does it help me now to think back on the reeling despair that seized me and declare it a mistake! Should I have set out in high spirits with a spring in my step? I did not. Should I have had more faith in the earth's friendly forces and felt certain and invulnerable at the wounding sight of flame-hued horizons? I could not do it, I was terribly vulnerable. Should I have justified myself, raising my eyes to the mountains? Oh, I tried, and always in vain...
And so one day I wanted to break away, not knowing exactly from which fate, seeming to grasp only that I had been struck by calamity, as anyone can be, and now must stand apart, silent. How do the others live, I asked myself, how do they bear this land and the day to come, how do they bear it? But should the dusk of rapture fall once more, this shadowless day ebb, the deer stand on the sloping winter meadow already cloaked in fog; should I be granted one more such innocent hour, I will lower my eyes and repent, and never again lead myself into temptation, but admit: we are at home in but a narrow precinct, can cover but a tiny distance - and beyond, at an immeasurable distance, the ships land on the death's shores. #Quote by Annemarie Schwarzenbach
Temptation quotes by John Pontius
#139. Their glee was greater glee in the fact that he was a good man, than he was any off-the-street kind of a guy who did this sort of thing without needing temptation...They delighted in the pain in the pain this would cause his wife and family.. #Quote by John Pontius
Temptation quotes by Magda Alexander
#140. Not anymore, the beast inside me roars. You're no longer employed by Storm Industries. You can do what you want. The temptation to take her, to make her mine, has grown into a savage hunger which won't be satisfied... #Quote by Magda Alexander
Temptation quotes by Karl Barth
#141. It is in full unity with Himself that He is also – and especially and above all – in Christ, that he becomes a creature, man, flesh, that He enters into our being in contradiction, that He takes upon Himself its consequences. If we think that this is impossible it is because our concept of God is too narrow, too arbitrary, too human – far too human. Who God is and what it is to be divine is something we have to learn where God has revealed Himself and His nature, the essence of the divine. And if He has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ as the God who does this, it is not for us to be wiser than He and to say that it is in contradiction with the divine essence. We have to be ready to be taught by Him that we have been too small and perverted in our thinking about Him within the framework of a false idea about God. It is not for us to speak of a contradiction and rift in the being of God, but to learn to correct our notions of the being of God, to constitute them in the light of the fact that He does this. We may believe that God can and must only be absolute in contrast to all that is relative, exalted in contrast to all that is lowly, active in contrast to all suffering, inviolable in contrast to all temptation, transcendent in contrast to all immanence, and therefore divine in contrast to everything human, in short that He can and must be the "Wholly Other." But such beliefs are shown to be quite untenable, and corrupt and pagan, by the fact that God does in fact be and do t #Quote by Karl Barth
Temptation quotes by Rolf Potts
#142. For some reason, we see long-term travel to faraway lands as a recurring dream or an exotic temptation, but not something that applies to the here and now. Instead - out of our insane duty to fear, fashion, and monthly payments on things we don't really need - we quarantine our travels to short, frenzied bursts. In this way, as we throw our wealth at an abstract notion called "lifestyle," travel becomes just another accessory - a smooth-edged, encapsulated experience that we purchase the same way we buy clothing and furniture. #Quote by Rolf Potts
Temptation quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#143. When you begin to pursue your promised land, you get a lot of prohibitions and temptations #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Temptation quotes by Arthur Koestler
#144. Sympathy, conscience, disgust, despair, repentance, and atonement are for us repellent debauchery. To sit down and let oneself be hypnotized by one's own navel, to turn up one's eyes and humbly offer the back of one's neck to Gletkin's revolver - that is an easy solution. The greatest temptation for the like of us is: to renounce violence, to repent, to make peace with oneself. Most great revolutionaries fell before this temptation, from Spartacus to Danton and Dostoevsky; they are the classical form of betrayal of the cause. The temptations of God were always more dangerous for mankind than those of Satan. As long as chaos dominates the world, God is ananachronism; and every compromise with one's own conscience is perfidy. When the accursed inner voice speaks to you, hold your hands over your ears. ..." He felt for the bottle behind him and poured out an other glass. Rubashov noticed that the bottle was already half empty. You also could do with a little solace, he thought.

"The greatest criminals in history," Ivanov went on, "are not of the type Nero and Fouché, but of the type Gandhi and Tolstoy. Gandhi's inner voice has done more to prevent the liberation of India than the British guns. To sell oneself for thirty pieces of silver is an honest transaction; but to sell oneself to one's own conscience is to abandon mankind. History is a priori amoral; it has no conscience. To want to conduct history according to the maxims of the Sunday school means to leave every #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Temptation quotes by C.S. Lewis
#145. You see, it is so hard for these creatures to persevere. The routine of adversity, the gradual decay of youthful loves and youthful hopes, the quiet despair (hardly felt as pain) of ever overcoming the chronic temptations with which we have again and again defeated them, the drabness which we create in their lives and the inarticulate resentment with which we teach them to respond to it--all this provides admirable opportunities of wearing out a soul by attrition. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Temptation quotes by Théun Mares
#146. Old age is a crossroad in the sense that it is the point at which two forces cross at right angles. The one force is the unyielding temptation to rest; the other is the determination to go on. If the warrior surrenders to the temptation to rest, the aging process of the body pulls the plug on his personal power, and before long he will have become just as feeble as any average man in his old age. If, on the other hand, the warrior fights off the temptation to rest, he performs yet another miracle, and so brings about a ninety degree shift in his awareness which enables him to enter into that peculiar state termed the definitive journey of a warrior. #Quote by Théun Mares
Temptation quotes by Charlotte Featherstone
#147. It's always only ever been you. And it always will be, Beth. You have my heart. My love. And my regret that I am not the man you deserve. #Quote by Charlotte Featherstone
Temptation quotes by Vincent De Paul
#148. [I]t is the maxim of the saints that when a matter has been decided in the presence of God after many prayers and the seeking of advice, we must reject and consider as a temptation whatever is suggested to the contrary. #Quote by Vincent De Paul
Temptation quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#149. [O]ur thoughts and feelings are us. They are a part of ourselves. There is a temptation to look upon them, or at least some of them, as an enemy force which is trying to disturb the concentration and understanding of your mind. [...] When we have certain thoughts, we are those thoughts. We are both the guard and the visitor at the same time. We are both the mind and the observer of the mind. Therefore, chasing away or dwelling on any thought isn't the important thing. The important thing is to be aware of the thought. This observation is not an objectification of the mind: it does not establish distinction between subject and object. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Temptation quotes by Charlotte Featherstone
#150. Oh, God, I would give anything to change the past," he gasped. "To make it so that the last thing you saw was not me walking away from you. In your memories I am forever one and twenty, and cocky, and sneering, and looking self-righteous. And I've changed, Beth," he gasped, choking on a sob he could not hide. "I want so damn much for you to see how I've changed. To see me now. There are no lies in my eyes. No motives other than to show you that I am not the callous man I was. And that I love you ... . I love you so damn much."
He was crying. The tears trickled unchecked down his cheeks, dripping onto his lips. She touched them, wiped them away, which only caused them to spill faster and harder. #Quote by Charlotte Featherstone
Temptation quotes by Theodore Dalrymple
#151. Original sin - that is to say, the sin of having been born with human nature that contains within it the temptation to evil - will always make a mockery of attempts at perfection based upon manipulation of the environment. #Quote by Theodore Dalrymple
Temptation quotes by Rick Warren
#152. Every time you defeat a temptation, you become more like Jesus! #Quote by Rick Warren
Temptation quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#153. I nibbled my lower lip. "If you could see into my past just by touching my back, you'd have a hard time resisting the temptation too."
"I have a hard time keeping my hands off you without that added bonus. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Temptation quotes by William Shakespeare
#154. How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done! #Quote by William Shakespeare
Temptation quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#155. When you're in love with two people, always choose the second. The fact that you are constantly thinking of the second person makes it obvious that the first will never fulfill you, unless the second person did not fulfill you either. At this point, you have to choose the third person because God is getting a little tired of your inattention and indecisiveness, and is planning on sending a fourth person into your life just to slap you around with the bible for not entering the promised land. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Temptation quotes by William Least Heat-Moon
#156. A car whipped past, the driver eating and a passenger clicking a camera. Moving without going anywhere, taking a trip instead of making one. I laughed at the absurdity of the photographs and then realized I, too, was rolling effortlessly along, turning the windshield into a movie screen in which I, the viewer, did the moving while the subject held still. That was the temptation of the American highway, of the American vacation (from the Latin vacare, "to be empty"). #Quote by William Least Heat-Moon
Temptation quotes by Edward Zwick
#157. I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting. #Quote by Edward Zwick
Temptation quotes by Richard Beck
#158. Striving after good theology is similar to managing a sweet tooth. Psychological dynamics will always make certain theological systems more or less appealing. And yet psychologically appealing and intuitive theological systems are not always healthy. In short, these psychological dynamics function as a sweet tooth, a kind of cognitive temptation that pulls the intellectually lazy or unreflective (because we are busy folk with day jobs) into theological orbits that hamper the mission of the church. As with managing the sweet tooth, vigilance and care are needed to keep us on a healthy path. #Quote by Richard Beck
Temptation quotes by Thomas Merton
#159. Contemplation in the age of Auschwitz and Dachau, Solovky and Karaganda is something darker and more fearsome than contemplation in the age of the Church Fathers. For that very reason, the urge to seek a path of spiritual light can be a subtle temptation to sin. It certainly is sin if it means a frank rejection of the burden of our age, an escape into unreality and spiritual illusion, so as not to share the misery of other men. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Temptation quotes by Max Lucado
#160. The snake pulled back the curtain to the throne room and invited Eve to take a seat. Put on the crown. Pick up the scepter. Put on the cape. See how it feels to have power. See how feels to have a name. See how it feels to be in control! Eve swallowed the hook. The temptation to be like God eclipsed her view of God. #Quote by Max Lucado
Temptation quotes by Francine Prose
#161. With so much reading ahead of you, the temptation might be to speed up. But in fact it's essential to slow down and read every word. Because one important thing that can be learned by reading slowly is the seemingly obvious but oddly underappreciated fact that language is the medium we use in much the same way a composer uses notes, the way a painter uses paint. I realize it may seem obvious, but it's surprising how easily we lose sight of the fact that words are the raw material out of which literature is crafted. #Quote by Francine Prose
Temptation quotes by Joanne Harris
#162. In my dreams I gorge on chocolates, I roll in chocolates, and their texture is not brittle but soft as flesh, like a thousand mouths on my body, devouring me in fluttering small bites. To die beneath their tender gluttony seems the culmination of every temptation I have ever known. #Quote by Joanne Harris
Temptation quotes by Scotty McCreery
#163. The road is a fun place, and it's a great place to get out there and explore the country. But as far as the road life with the 'rock n' roll temptations,' there's not much of that with me. #Quote by Scotty McCreery
Temptation quotes by Margaret Oliphant
#164. Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought. #Quote by Margaret Oliphant
Temptation quotes by William Shakespeare
#165. Temptation: the fiend at my elbow. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Temptation quotes by Charlotte Dacre
#166. There is no allurement or enticement, actual or imaginary, which a well-disciplined mind may not surmount. The wish to resist more than half accomplishes the object. #Quote by Charlotte Dacre
Temptation quotes by Gary Rohrmayer
#167. Sexual temptations are lurking around every corner in our lives today! Resisting the temptation to gratify the flesh is a full-time job. #Quote by Gary Rohrmayer
Temptation quotes by Nick Vujicic
#168. The biggest temptation I believe is to feel comfortable, to feel like you've worked through all of that here on Earth, and are satisfied with this life. #Quote by Nick Vujicic
Temptation quotes by Gerald Jampolsky
#169. 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. #Quote by Gerald Jampolsky
Temptation quotes by Poppet
#170. He should always wear jeans because they make him look hotter than a nebula. Black suits him too. It hugs to his muscular vales and swells, turning temptation into sexy man therapy. #Quote by Poppet
Temptation quotes by Shane Claiborne
#171. The history of the church has been largely a history of "believers" refusing to believe in the way of the crucified Nazarene and instead giving in to the very temptations he resisted
power, relevancy, spectacle. #Quote by Shane Claiborne
Temptation quotes by Joyce Meyer
#172. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you have power and you can resist temptation! #Quote by Joyce Meyer
Temptation quotes by Thomas Merton
#173. There is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Temptation quotes by Michelle Zink
#174. You've become my friend, and I love you."
It was right and true and that made saying it easy.
She heard the surprise in the intake of his breath.
"And I, you, Helen. I think I've loved you since the moment you first stood on my doorstep." He paused. "But now, I really must insist that you sleep. My love will still be here when you wake up. #Quote by Michelle Zink
Temptation quotes by Edmund Vance Cooke
#175. 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! #Quote by Edmund Vance Cooke
Temptation quotes by Matthew Vines
#176. The failure of reorientation therapy is why the "ex-gay" ministry Exodus International shut down in 2013. It places gay Christians who adhere to the traditional biblical interpretation in an agonizing, irresolvable tension. In order to truly flee from sin as well as the temptation to sin, they must constantly attempt what has proven impossible: to reconstitute themselves so they are no longer sexual beings at all. #Quote by Matthew Vines
Temptation quotes by Katherine Boo
#177. People naturally long for a bit of the wealth that is whorling all around them, and if the work and education available to them won't get them closer to the comforts that they see others enjoying, the temptation to take shortcuts can be fierce. #Quote by Katherine Boo
Temptation quotes by Marty Rubin
#178. Words are the great temptation. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Temptation quotes by Alphonsus Liguori
#179. It often happens that we pray God to deliver us from some dangerous temptation, and yet God does not hear us but permits the temptation to continue troubling us. In such a case, let us understand that God permits even this for our greater good. When a soul in temptation recommends itself to God, and by His aid resists, O how it then advances in perfection. #Quote by Alphonsus Liguori
Temptation quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#180. The last statement reveals more than may appear at first glance: it indicates that Greenspan's mistake was to expect that the lending institutions' enlightened self-interest would make them act more responsibly, more ethically, in order to avoid short-term self-propelling cycles of wild speculation which, sooner or later, burst like a bubble. In other words, his mistake concerned not the facts, the objective economic data or mechanisms; it concerned rather the ethical attitudes generated by market speculation - in particular the premise that market processes will spontaneously generate responsibility and trust, since it is in the long-term self-interest of the participants themselves to act thusly. Clearly, Greenspan's error was not only and not simply one of overestimating the rationality of market agents - that is, their ability to resist the temptation of making wild speculative gains. What he forgot to include in the equation was the financial speculators' quite rational expectation that the risks would be worth taking, since, in the event of a financial collapse, they could count on the state to cover their losses. #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Temptation quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#181. 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. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Temptation quotes by Saint John Chrysostom
#182. Woman is a necessary evil, a natural temptation, a desirable calamity, a domestic peril, a deadly fascination, and a painted ill. #Quote by Saint John Chrysostom
Temptation quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#183. If we would answer the question of the existence of the Evil then we would not be sinners, we could make something else responsible. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Temptation quotes by Oscar Wilde
#184. resist nothing but temptation #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Temptation quotes by George W. Bush
#185. We will stay the course until the job is done, Steve. And the temptation is to try to get the President or somebody to put a timetable on the definition of getting the job done. We're just going to stay the course. #Quote by George W. Bush
Temptation quotes by Tad R. Callister
#186. Part of the human experience is to confront temptation. No one escapes. It is omnipresent. It is both externally driven and internally prompted. It is like the enemy that attacks from all sides. It boldly assaults us in television shows, movies, billboards, and newspapers in the name of entertainment or free speech. It walks down our streets and sits in our offices in the name of fashion. It drives our roads in the name of style. It represents itself as political correctness or business necessity. It claims moral sanction under the guise of free choice. On occasion it roars like thunder; on others it whispers in subtle, soothing tones. With chameleon-like skill it camouflages its ever-present nature, but it is there
always there. #Quote by Tad R. Callister
Temptation quotes by Albert Pike
#187. There are no temptations from which assailed virtue may not gain strength, instead of falling before them, vanquished and subdued. #Quote by Albert Pike
Temptation quotes by Max Weber
#188. Wealth is thus bad ethically only in so far as it is a temptation to idleness and sinful enjoyment of life, and its acquisition is bad only when it is with the purpose of later living merrily and without care. But #Quote by Max Weber
Temptation quotes by William Penn
#189. God is better served in resisting a temptation to evil than in many formal prayers. #Quote by William Penn
Temptation quotes by Joseph Hall
#190. There is no enemy can hurt us but by our own hands. Satan could not hurt us, if our own corruption betrayed us not. Afflictions cannot hurt us without our own impatience. Temptations cannot hurt us, without our own yieldance. Death could not hurt us, without the sting of our own sins. Sins could not hurt us, without our own impenitence. #Quote by Joseph Hall
Temptation quotes by Jeff Sessions
#191. We need to resist the temptation to create more entitlements and more entitlements, which is one of the reasons we are heading recklessly toward fiscal crisis. #Quote by Jeff Sessions
Temptation quotes by George Whitefield
#192. The riches of His free grace cause me daily to triumph over all the temptations of the wicked one, who is very vigilant, and seeks all occasions to disturb me. #Quote by George Whitefield
Temptation quotes by Richard Rohr
#193. We Catholics must admit that there is a constant temptation among us to avoid the lectionary and the Word of God for private and pious devotions that usually have little power to actually change us or call our ego assumptions into question. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Temptation quotes by Georges Bataille
#194. There is always some limit which the individual accepts. He identifies this limit with himself. Horror seizes him at the thought that this limit may cease to be. But we are wrong to take this limit and the individual's acceptance of it seriously. The limit is only there to be overreached. Fear and horror are not the real and final reaction; on the contrary, they are a temptation to overstep the bounds. #Quote by Georges Bataille
Temptation quotes by Osunsakin Adewale
#195. Progress cannot be attained without being tested. When you are tempted you are very close to your promotion.Temptation proceeds elevation. You are tempted to be lifted ! #Quote by Osunsakin Adewale
Temptation quotes by Mark Lawrence
#196. The Lights ... " said Norv the Raw, as if we might not have noticed.
Before any further statements of the obvious could be made doors of gleaming steel started to slide down from recesses above every entrance above the Gilden Gate. The action accompanied by a squealing noise that set my teeth on edge, the sound of nails down Lundist's chalkboard.
"The doors ... " said Norv. I resisted temptation to beat him around the head. #Quote by Mark Lawrence
Temptation quotes by Osunsakin Adewale
#197. Every hour of temptation in one's life has origin. Either from the flesh or the devil . #Quote by Osunsakin Adewale
Temptation quotes by E. Kirsten Peters
#198. Was Superstorm Sandy caused by greenhouse warming of the planet? In a word, no. Individual storms arise from specific conditions in the atmosphere. Since records have been kept, hurricanes have varied in number and intensity each season with cycles going up and coming down. The temptation to attribute any specific weather event to global warming distracts us from considering and adopting adaptive strategies, such as improving and expanding irrigation for agriculture and the water supply for cities, that will serve us well when climate changes inevitably arrives on our doorstep. #Quote by E. Kirsten Peters
Temptation quotes by Ruth Soukup
#199. It is hard to say no sometimes, especially when it means disappointing someone or denying ourselves the opportunity to do something we enjoy. In today's society, the temptation to pile on more and more until we are completely overwhelmed is always present. There are more committees, more sports, more hobbies, more obligations, more distractions, more channels, more charities, and more of, well, pretty much everything than ever before. And the maddening thing is that it all sounds so good #Quote by Ruth Soukup
Temptation quotes by Sara Sheridan
#200. If you tempted a poor man with a fortune, who could blame the fellow for taking what he could? #Quote by Sara Sheridan

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