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Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle
Charles H Spurgeon
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.... 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.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it
Good habits result from resisting temptation
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.
If we know anything about man, it's that he's not pacific. The temptation to butcher anyone considered undesirable seems to be a common temptation, not always resisted.
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.
By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
I deal with temptation by yielding to it
Moralists and philosophers have adjudged those who throw temptation in the way of the erring, equally guilty with those who are thereby led into evil
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
We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
Being A Woman
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