Temptations Quotes

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Oscar Wilde
“Beauty is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight,or springtime, or the reflection in dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. You have only a few years in which to live really, perfectly, and fully. When your youth goes, your beauty will go with it, and then you will suddenly discover that there are no triumphs left for you...Time is jealous of you, and wars against your lilies and your roses. You will become sallow, and hollow-cheeked, and dull-eyed...Ah! realise your youth while you have it. Don't squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar...Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing...The world belongs to you for a season...how tragic it would be if you were wasted. For there is such a little time that your youth will last. The common hillflowers wither, but they blossom again. The laburnum will be as yellow next June as it is now. In a month there will be purple stars on the clematis, and year after year the green night of its leaves will hold its purple stars. But we never get back our youth. The pulse of joy that beats in us at twenty, becomes sluggish. Our limbs fail, our senses rot. We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to...Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world but youth.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Walter Bagehot
“It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.”
Walter Bagehot

Kassandra Cross
“They say I should stay away from you,” I said. “They said you’re not good for me.”
“I’m not,” he said with a wicked smile, “But doesn’t that make it even more fun?”
Kassandra Cross, Black Magic: New Adult Witchcraft Paranormal Suspence Romance

Jacques Philippe
“There are two things to be aware of if the fight against evil inclinations is to have any chance of success. First, our efforts will never be sufficient on their own. Only the grace of Christ can win us the victory. Therefore our chief weapons are prayer, patience, and hope. Second, one passion can only be cured by another - a misplaced love by a greater love, wrong behavior by right behavior that makes provisions for the desire underlying the wrongdoing, recognizes the conscious or unconscious needs that seek fulfillment and either offers them legitimate satisfaction or transfers them to something compatible with the person's calling.”
Jacques Philippe, Interior Freedom

Daniel Handler
“Temptations are like dirty dishes.  There are some who leave them alone, scarcely noticing how many have piled up.  And there are some who must do them right away.”
Daniel Handler

Louis de Broglie
“Vulnerable, like all men, to the temptations of arrogance, of which intellectual pride is the worst, he [the scientist] must nevertheless remain sincere and modest, if only because his studies constantly bring home to him that, compared with the gigantic aims of science, his own contribution, no matter how important, is only a drop in the ocean of truth.”
Louis de Broglie, Nouvelles perspectives en microphysique

Israelmore Ayivor
“The closer you are to the end of your temporal trials, the louder the voice of critics. Close your ears to the heavy downpours of their discouragements. God whispers; “I am with you”!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

“Reflect who you truly are even when people try to tempt you to reflect the wrong image of yourself.”
Cyc Jouzy

Richelle E. Goodrich
“It is my belief that almost anyone can be had with breadcrumbs. For if you leave a trail of the right variety, your prey will come straight to you.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

“There has never been any great person who never met great trials and oppositions but their patience, tenacity, endurance and perseverance saw them to the end as great people”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Mark Twain
“He pointed to the money, and said:

"The love of it is the root of all evil. There it lies, the ancient tempter, newly red with the shame of its latest victory--the dishonor of a priest of God and his two poor juvenile helpers in crime. If it could but speak, let us hope that it would be constrained to confess that of all its conquests this was the basest and the most pathetic.”
Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger

“If happiness is a hardwired obsession in our brains, one should first and foremost learn to foster an upright quest for unvarnished wellbeing and above all not give in to vain temptations of displaying counterfeit contentment and fake smiling. (Digging for white gold »)”
Erik Pevernagie

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Never say never
or it becomes a vice,
and there you have it,
you just did it twice.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot Love: When A Call From The Other Side Takes Its Own Side

Steve Sanchez
“The exponentially increasing formula (that leads to the resurrection) is that the more Christ overcame temptations and purified His human, the higher His quality of love became, which in turn led the hells to attack with increased force at the higher level. When He then overcame that temptation, His quality of love increased again, and so on and so on to the point of infinity.”
Steve Sanchez, Rethinking Redemption

“Without the fear of God it is impossible to say ‘No’ to temptations and evil.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Without the fear of God it is impossible to say ‘No’ to temptations and evil”
Sunday Adelaja

“Stay calm and exercise restrain during your most desperate moment or you shall desperately say what when your desperation is over, you shall come to a later realization of what you shouldn’t have say and notice how silence could have been the best option to mere words!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Explain yourself when it is a must, but sometimes, in life, keep quit when people think you are mad or you shall speak and speak how mad they think you are!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Jermaine Watkins
“From the moment of birth, folks suddenly wanted what others said they could not have. Kids craved the most sugary sweets how alcoholics thirsted for one more drink with the most impactful punch.”
Jermaine Watkins, The Heart Train: Episode 1 of the Hartford Series Singles

“The best way to avoid temptation is to not put yourself in that situation.”
Auliq Ice

“When you understand silence, you understand words; when you understand words, you understand silence. When you think of silence, you think of words. Until you mistakenly utter bad words, you shall never appreciate the real essence of silence that can speak better at the most tempting moment. Until you miss the opportunity when you should have spoken whilst you kept silent, you shall never value the real value and the timing of words. A good orator knows the right time and timing to blend words and silence in oration. A good orator is good because of words and silence.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your level is above the reach of the devil... Keep it in mind; as long as you are in the light of God, you bind him (the devil) tight!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

“The world lures people with its temptations and attractions, masking them with a cover of pleasure”
Sunday Adelaja

“There are more temptations in business than in any other sphere of the society”
Sunday Adelaja

“Though sometimes you need to explain yourself with bitter or better words, he who knows how to speak how matured he is with silence in his most tempting moment is truly a matured person.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“When God keeps silent, be watchful with diligence; that is the moment the world whispers the most alluring suggestions.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Hold on! Watch and pray! God gives nice answers to slanders! You can trust Him for answers, for He can do wonders!”
ernest agyemang yeboah

“Светостта се ражда в сблъсъците и борбата с изкушенията. Венеца на правдата получават победителите в тая борба, която често пъти е истинско мъченичество, същинска Голгота. Но колкото по-трагично е стълкновението на чувствата, толкова по-сияйна е светостта на победилия своите естествени привързаности в името на един висш идеал — благото на всички.”
Архимандрит Серафим (Алексиев), Житие на св. цар Борис, покръстител на българите

“You'll actually experience more temptations, not less, after you become a Christian. Following Jesus doesn't mean you'll start living perfectly overnight. It certainly doesn't mean that your problems will disappear. Rather than ridding you of problems or temptations, following Jesus just means that you have a place - no, a person - to run to when they come. And the power to overcome them.”
Lecrae Moore, Unashamed

John M. Sheehan
“I fight selfish desires every day; for I've learned once we taste of the forbidden fruits of the flesh Galatians 5:19-21; like thorns in our side the temptations will always be present, but not feeding them simply makes them weak and frail Romans 8:13”
John M Sheehan

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