Temptation Quotes And Sayings


Temptation Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of temptation quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

“‘We are all tempted, Mma. We are all tempted when it comes to cake.”
– Alexander McCall Smith

“Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once.”
– Anna Held

“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.”
– Anne Baxter

“It struck me, sharp and hard, that I had been given so many chances to save my soul that my entire life had been constructed around these chances! That was my nature – going from temptation to temptation, not to sin, but to be redeemed.”
– Anne Rice

“A relationship is like being in a forest, where snakes lurk awaiting the chance to entice.”
– Anthony Liccione

“It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.”
– Anthony Trollope

“Let’s remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day.”
– Armstrong Williams

“Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some are wrong because they do not know.”
– Arsene Wenger

“Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?”
– Basil Bunting

“None are known to be good, till they have opportunity to be bad.”
– Benjamin Whichcote

“Temptation to behave is terrible.”
– Bertolt Brecht

“Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.”
– Billy Sunday

“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.”
– C.S. Lewis

“We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because he was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Temptation likes best those who think they have a natural immunity, for it may laugh all the harder when they succumb.”
– Catherynne M. Valente

“If you will tell me when God permits a Christian to lay aside his armour, I will tell you when Satan has left off temptation.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“One of the important things about temptation is, if I’m going to deal with it I’m going to have to recognize, this is an area of weakness in my life. I have been tempted here before and before and before.”
– Charles Stanley

“Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour. If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?”
– Charlotte Brontë

“God tests, but he does not tempt.”
– Criss Jami

“I have been exposed to a great amount of temptation throughout the course of my career.”
– DeForest Kelley

“Being free means ‘being free for the other’, because the other has bound me to him. Only in relationship with the other am I free.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Our response to temptation reveals the substance of our faith.”
– Dillon Burroughs

“Never assume, no matter how strong the temptation, that other people are low-life lying manipulators without a shred of human decency.”
– Dinesh D’Souza

“We all have the temptation to be backseat drivers when it comes to decisions that don’t work out the way we want.”
– Don Mattingly

“I wonder if pain comes from surrendering or resisting?”
– Donna Lynn Hope

“I have a deep appreciation for anything that challenges my morality. I tend to wonder which thing or person might overpower my beliefs and would I avoid it altogether in order to say, ‘It didn’t conquer me’, or would I accept the challenge head-on in an attempt to prevail? Which requires greater courage?”
– Donna Lynn Hope

“Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes.”
– E. Stanley Jones

“Temptation cannot exist without the concurrence of inclination and opportunity.”
– E.H. Chapin

“It is a most fearful fact to think of, that in every heart there is some secret spring that would be weak at the touch of temptation, and that is liable to be assailed. Fearful, and yet salutary to think of; for the thought may serve to keep our moral nature braced. It warns us that we can never stand at ease, or lie down in this field of life, without sentinels of watchfulness and campfires of prayer.”
– E.H. Chapin

“Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.”
– Earl Wilson

“I have always derived indescribable pleasure from leading a decent woman to the edge of sin and leaving her there to live between the temptation and the fear of that sin.”
– Edmond De Goncourt

“We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.”
– Eduardo Galeano

“I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one’s own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting.”
– Edward Zwick

Knowledge of God’s Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.”
– Edwin Louis Cole

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