temptation

A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on temptation and yielding

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: Time Enough for Love

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A Quote by Robert C. Winthrop on caring, crime, and temptation

The poor must be wisely visited and liberally cared for, so that mendicity shall not be tempted into mendacity, nor want exasperated into crime.

Robert C. Winthrop (1809 - 1894)

Source: Yorktown Oration in 1881.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on temptation

Why comes temptation, but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1185.

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A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on temptation

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.

Rita Mae Brown (1944 -)

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A Quote by Ring Lardner on editors, good, mistakes, temptation, and writers

A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.

Ring Lardner (1885 - 1933)

Source: How to Write Short Stories, 1924

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on temptation

If you don't want temptation to follow you, don't act as if you are interested.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Rex Guinn on acting, body, chess, children, day, enthusiasm, exercise, fortune, friendship, life, medicine, mind, mistakes, newspapers, questions, temptation, and work

Life after Fifty Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt doesn't work. The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals. You feel like the night before and you haven't been anywhere. You get winded playing chess. Your children begin to look middle aged. You begin to outlive enthusiasm. Your mind makes contracts your body can't meet. You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions. You look forward to a dull evening. Your favorite part of the newspaper is 25 Years Ago Today. You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going. Your knees buckle and your belt won't. You reget all those mistakes resisting temptation. Dialing long distance wears you out. Your back goes out more than you do. A fortune teller offers to read your face. You burn the midnight oil after 9:00 pm. You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there. You get your exercise acting as a pallbearer for your friends who exercise. You have too much room in the house & not enough room in the medicine cabinet. The best part of my day is over when the alarm goes off.

Rex Guinn

Source: Life after Fifty

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on strength and temptation

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on belief, enemies, strength, and temptation

As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on character, day, decisions, failure, life, quiet, sorrow, struggle, and temptation

Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long-continued process.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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