Selected Quotes about Temptation

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations. -- Walter Bagehot

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

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. -- James Branch Cabell

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

Never underestimate the power of temptation to disarm your better senses. Throughout the ages good people surrendered their honor for the empty promise that wealth or power would bring fulfillment and their dignity, good name and self-esteem for the passing pleasures of sex and drugs. -- Michael Josephson

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address. -- Lane Olinghouse

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. -- Robert Orben

Good habits result from resisting temptation. -- Ancient Proverb

I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. -- George Bernard Shaw

Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred. -- W. N. Taylor

There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. -- Mark Twain

Prosperity doth bewitch men, seeming clear; As seas do laugh, show white, when rocks are near. -- John Webster

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. -- Mae West

I can resist anything but temptation. -- Oscar Wilde

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. -- Oscar Wilde

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