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TEMPTATION
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[ Also see Crime Desire Devil Example Guilt Indifference Lust Opportunity Passion Vice Wickedness ]

If you take temptations into account, who is to say that he is better than his neighbor?
      - William Makepeace Thackeray

Every Christian is endued with a power whereby he is enabled to resist temptations.
      - John Tillotson

There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        Following the Equator (ch. 36)

Adam was but human--this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        Pudd'nhead Wilson (ch. 2)

Temptations, like misfortunes, are sent to test our moral strength.
      - Marguerite de Valois

To attempt to resist temptation, to abandon our bad habits, and to control our dominant passions in our own unaided strength, is like attempting to check by a spider's thread the progress of a ship of the first rate, borne along before wind and tide.
      - Benjamin Waugh

Could'st thou boast, O child of weakness!
  O'er the sons of wrong and strife,
    Were their strong temptations planted
      In thy path of life?
      - John Greenleaf Whittier,
        What the Voice Said

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde)

The way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde)

Temptation hath a music for all ears.
      - Nathaniel Parker Willis

When a man resists sin on human motive only, he will not hold out long.
      - Daniel Wilson


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