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Temptation Quotes

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

Author: Joey Adams


Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.

Author: Orlando A. Battista


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

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

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]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

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

Author: Francis H. Bradley (1846-1924)

Profession: British Philosopher

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

Author: Basil Bunting (1900-1985)

Profession: British Poet

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.

Author: John Bunyan (1628-1688)

Profession: British Author

No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.

Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954)

Profession: French Author

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.

Author: Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863)

Profession: British Priest, Hymn Writer

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

Author: Eduardo Galeano


Why resist temptation? There will always be more.

Author: Don Herold


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

Author: Anthony Hope (1863-1933)

Profession: British Writer

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

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

The most successful tempters and thus the most dangerous are the deluded deluders.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist