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Temptation is always there to provoke and trigger us doing the unjust. Temptation is widely present in history and human behavior. This is a collection of temptation quotes and sayings.

Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart. - William Shakespeare
Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction. - John Owen
The devil tempts but doesn't force. - Guyanese Proverbs
Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances. - Orlando A. Battista
Everyone deals with temptation. It's just there. - Andy Grammer
Temptation wrings integrity even as the thumbscrew twists a man's fingers. - Chinese Proverbs
Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle. - Charles H. Spurgeon
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. - William Butler Yeats
No one is above temptation. No one is above life in general. - Kevin Jonas
The greatest temptations are not those that solicit our consent to obvious sin, but those that offer us great evils masking as the greatest goods. - Thomas Merton
Temptation is the feeling we get when encountered by an opportunity to do what we innately know we shouldn't. - Steve Maraboli
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once. - Francis H. Bradley
Temptation to behave is terrible. - Bertolt Brecht
The only way to avoid cannon-shot is to fall down. No such way to be freed from temptation as to keep low. - Thomas Brooks
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
Temptations are a file which rub off much of the rust of our self-confidence. - Francois Fenelon
Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values and witnesses. - Franklin P. Jones
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life. - Bible
Good habits result from resisting temptation. - Ancient Proverb
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body. - H. L. Mencken
Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again. - Robert A. Heinlein
Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden. - Jerry Falwell
Virtue is insufficient temptation. - George Bernard Shaw
Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. - Ambrose Bierce
Last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason. - T. S. Eliot
The Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in. - Billy Sunday
The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil. - Thomas Malthus
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice. - Mark Twain
Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless. - Ovid
A priest encounters temptation every day, and some of that desire is very natural. - Park Chan-wook
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