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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    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.
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
  • Bruno Mars
    Bruno Mars
    American singer, songwriter, record producer and dancer 1985-
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    My dad was into the 1950s doo-wop era. If you look at those groups, or at James Brown, Jackie Wilson and the Temptations in the 1960s, you'll see you had to be sharp onstage.
  • People who are born even-tempered, placid and untroubled - secure from violent passions or temptations to evil - those who have never needed to struggle all night with the Angel to emerge lame but victorious at dawn, never become great saints.
  • Thomas à Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis
    German theologian 1380-1471
    Thomas à Kempis
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    Scruples, temptations, and fears, and cutting perplexities of the heart, are often the lot of the most excellent persons.
  • A.J. Cronin
    A.J. Cronin
    Scottish novelist and physician 1896-1981
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    Some temptations cannot be fought. One must close one's mind and fly from them.
  • Margaret Oliphant
    Margaret Oliphant
    British writer, historian 1828-1897
    Margaret Oliphant
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    Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.
  • John Bunyan
    John Bunyan
    British writer 1628-1688
    John Bunyan
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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.
  • Boris Yeltsin
    Boris Yeltsin
    Russian politician 1931-2007
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    There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
    Calvin Coolidge
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    What we need in appointive positions are men of knowledge and experience with sufficient character to resist temptations.
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