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The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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.
Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
By persistently remaining single, a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. Men should be more careful.
American comedian 1911-1999
Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.
Do you really think, Arthur, that it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to.
Frederick W. Faber
English hymn writer and theologian 1814-1863
Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
E. M. Cioran
French philosopher 1911-
Fear can supplant our real problems only to the extent - unwilling either to assimilate or to exhaust it - we perpetuate it within ourselves like a temptation and enthrone it at the very heart of our solitude.
American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment.
English writer 1894-1963
Half at least of all morality is negative and consists in keeping out of mischief. The lords prayer is less than 50 words long, and 6 of those words are devoted to asking god not to lead us into temptation.
I can resist everything except temptation.
American actress 1892-1980
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
American actress 1923-1985
Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
Polish-born stage performer and singer 1872-1918
It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once.
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