Temptation Archives

When you are lost, stand still. -- Bill Purdin

Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare. -- John Dryden

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
-- Charles Dickens

Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings. -- Euripides

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address. -- Lane Olinghouse

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. -- Erica Jong

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
-- Thomas Jefferson

You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.
-- William Blake

Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don't. -- Melody Beattie
Good habits result from resisting temptation. -- Swedish proverb

Do not consider painful what is good for you. -- Euripides

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. -- Aristotle

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. -- Benjamin Franklin

If you have been tempted into evil, fly from it. It is not falling into the water, but lying in it, that drowns you. -- Anonymous

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. -- Alexander Pope
The Devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape. -- Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2

Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings. -- Euripides

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