temptation

A Quote by Thomas Fuller on devil, idleness, and temptation

He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on life and temptation

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on fighting, hunger, losing, order, and temptation

In Jack Dempsey's early days he had a fight contract, which paid him two dollars per fight for the fights he won. He received nothing for the fights he lost. Jack Dempsey said that in his early days he was knocked down a lot of times and he usually was tempted to stay down because he knew that no one would hit him again until he started to get up. But Jack was a hungry fighter and he knew that if he was going to eat, he must get up in order to get the two dollars. He tells of one occasion when he was knocked down 11 times in one fight, and 11 times he got up in order to win the $2.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Sterling W. Sill, This Nation Under God, p. 29

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A Quote by St. François de Sales on evil, heart, remedies, silence, soul, spirituality, and temptation

One great remedy against all manner of temptation, great or small, is to open the heart and lay bare its suggestion, likings, and dislikings before some spiritual adviser; for, . . . the first condition which the Evil One makes with a soul, when he wants to entrap it, is silence.

St. Francois de Sales (1567 - 1622)

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on temptation and theory

The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on temptation and value

No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on choice, dreams, and temptation

On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us - ah! what a dream, to live in that! - the other stifles us at the first breath.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on day, temptation, vices, and virtue

We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Sam Levenson on justice and temptation

Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find it.

Sam Levenson

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A Quote by Robert Orben on people and temptation

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.

Robert Orben

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