Quotes of temptation

  1. Every life is march from innocence, through temptation to virtue or vice. – Lyman Abbott
  2. The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections. – Fred Barnes
  3. All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation put in the right spot. – Henry Ward Beecher
  4. Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. – Ambrose Bierce
  5. There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. – James Branch Cabell
  6. The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason. – T. S. Eliot
  7. One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors. They are all, without exception- at least some of the time, incompetent or crazy. – John Gardner
  8. Yield to temptation It may not pass your way again. – Robert A. Heinlein
  9. A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self -addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor. – Ring Lardner
  10. It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way. There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it. – Bob Newhart
  11. Those who believe in the importance of serving others should lead the way by fighting against the temptation we all have, and maybe especially as we age, to close in upon ourselves. – Marvin Olasky
  12. Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. – Robert Orben
  13. The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue. – George A. Smith
  14. Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in. – Billy Sunday
  15. 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

Usage examples for temptation

  1. The sight of this severe little officer was too great a temptation for Charlie Gordon. – The Story of General Gordon by Jeanie Lang
  2. For when I suffered sorrow and temptation you were always in my mind- and now you shall be at my side! – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg
  3. There he strove to look the difficulty before him in the face- to meet the terrible temptation with courage. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  4. The temptation to release his feelings was too strong. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  5. Then perhaps they will admit you may be good, and they will add- 'She has no temptation to be otherwise. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  6. Help us to resist temptation and deliver us from evil. – The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent
  7. But I couldn't resist the temptation after I'd seen Derry. – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  8. He had escaped at Paris from a temptation which it was scarcely possible to resist. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  9. Try as he might he could not avoid the temptation – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  10. I have been trying and trying to get him back; sometimes I almost thought I had done it; but the temptation gets hold of him again, and then everything goes. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  11. The temptation was too strong for him, and he yielded to it. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  12. To Cesare it must have been a sore temptation – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  13. Against all temptation he was proof, and close against the door he leaned always, watching only for a means of escape. – A Dog of Flanders by Louisa de la Rame)
  14. I could not resist the temptation – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  15. He had made up his mind, and yet when he saw her, so confident of the next step, waiting for him, he very nearly yielded to a sudden temptation to make her his wife, to be sure of that, whatever else might have to be altered. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  16. The temptation to return, and by a single throw set himself right with the world was too much for him. – The King's Stratagem and Other Stories by Stanley J. Weyman
  17. You know what temptation is, don't you? – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  18. This particular temptation led us into trouble. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  19. Evidently his powers of resistance to temptation were small, for both hands went in- he stooped his head, and then, slowly but surely, his whole body went in under the cover and disappeared. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. For fall he did, at last, when a big enough temptation came along. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly

Rhymes for temptation