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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Temptation (28 Quotations)

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Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.
~ Joey Adams

 

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Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
~ Orlando A. Battista

 

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He who is not tempted, what does he know? And he who is not tried, what are the things he knows? [Ecclesiasticus]
~ Bible

 

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How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy Word. Thy Word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee. [Psalms 119:9-11]
~ Bible

 

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The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.
~ Francis H. Bradley

 

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Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?
~ Basil Bunting

 

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Temptations, when we first meet them, are like a lion that roared at Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.
~ John Bunyan

 

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No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

 

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We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
~ Frederick W. Faber

 

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We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
~ Eduardo Galeano

 

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Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
~ Don Herold

 

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You oughtn't to yield to temptation. Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd.
~ Anthony Hope

 

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We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to pass.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
~ Thomas p Kempis

 

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The most successful tempters and thus the most dangerous are the deluded deluders.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

 

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Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
~ Joseph De Maistre

 

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Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
~ H. L. Mencken

 

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Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess.
~ John Milton

 

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Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.
~ Margaret Oliphant

 

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