Temptation Quotes

Temptation Quotes

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8 Temptation Quotes from Literature

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; stringent are they; inviolate they shall be. If at my individual convenience I might break them, what would be their worth? ~ Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte "How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds
Make deeds ill done!" ~ King John by William Shakespeare The shadows of our own desires stand between us and our better angels, and thus their brightness is eclipsed. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens It was the last weakness he meant to indulge in; and a man never lies with more delicious languor under the influence of a passion than when he has persuaded himself that he shall subdue it to-morrow. ~ Adam Bede by George Eliot "There's no credit in not doing what you don't want to do. There's no virtue in not falling, when you're not tempted." ~ The Weavers by Gilbert Parker "Are there, infinitely varying with each individual, inbred forces of Good and Evil in all of us, deep down below the reach of mortal encouragement and mortal repression -- hidden Good and hidden Evil, both alike at the mercy of the liberating opportunity and the sufficient temptation?" ~ No Name by Wilkie Collins "I can resist everything except temptation." ~ Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde 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. ~ The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope


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