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Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?
~ Basil Bunting

 

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Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.
~ Joey Adams

 

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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.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
~ Frederick W. Faber

 

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He who is not tempted, what does he know? And he who is not tried, what are the things he knows? [Ecclesiasticus]
~ Bible

 

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How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy Word. Thy Word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee. [Psalms 119:9-11]
~ Bible

 

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I can resist everything except temptation.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
~ Mae West

 

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It is easier to stay out than get out.
~ Mark Twain

 

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Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
~ Joseph De Maistre

 

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Most dangerous is that temptation that doth good us on to sin to loving virtue.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

 

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O mischief, thou art swift to enter in the thoughts of desperate men!
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.
~ Ovid

 

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Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess.
~ John Milton

 

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Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
~ H. L. Mencken

 

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Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.
~ Margaret Oliphant

 

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Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
~ Orlando A. Battista

 

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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.
~ John Bunyan

 

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