Popular Quotes and Sayings about Temptation

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

I can resist anything but temptation. ~Oscar Wilde

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

Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home. ~Sir Francis Bacon

We are always in search of the redeeming formula, the crystallizing thought. ~Etty Hillesum

Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness. ~Sir Robert Hutchinson

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

There is surely a piece of divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and owes no homage unto the sun. ~Sir Thomas Browne

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please. ~Edmund Spenser

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life. ~Bible

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

I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf. ~Robert Bloch

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

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. ~Seneca

Variety is the soul of pleasure. ~Aphra Behn

She did not talk to people as if they were strange hard shells she had to crack open to get inside. She talked as if she were already in the shell. In their very shell. ~Marita Bonner