temptation

A Quote by Matthew Henry on fear, guilt, losing, sorrow, and temptation

There is a burden of care in getting riches; fear in keeping them; temptation in using them; guilt in abusing them; sorrow in losing them; and a burden of account at last to be given concerning them.

Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714)

Source: Life of Philip Henry

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on bitterness, chaos, future, generations, legacy, struggle, temptation, and violence

If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolute night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 4 November 1956.

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on acquaintance, action, behavior, humanity, impulses, love, people, principles, self-love, soul, temptation, present, vices, and virtue

Nothing can tell us so much about the general lawlessness of humanity as a perfect acquaintance with our own immoderate behavior. If we would think over our own impulses, we would recognize in our own souls the guiding principle of all vices which we reproach in other people; and if it is not in our very actions, it will be present at least in our impulses. There is no malice that self-love will not offer to our spirits so that we may exploit any occasion, and there are few people virtuous enough not to be tempted.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on innocence, life, temptation, vices, and virtue

Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

Source: Complete Toastmaster, by Herbert V. Prochnow, 1960.

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A Quote by Karl G. Maeser on aim, life, purpose, temptation, and water

A being without an aim in life, or not possessing the requisite concentration of purpose to assist him in resisting temptation, is like a cork floating upon the water, driven hither and thither by every wind that blows.

Karl G. Maeser (1828 - 1901)

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A Quote by Joseph Malins on crime, good, guidance, people, temptation, and wisdom

Better guide the young than reclaim them when old For the voice of true wisdom is calling "To rescue the fallen is good, but tis best To prevent other people from falling" Better close up the source of temptation and crime Than deliver from dungeon or gallery Better put a strong fence round the top of the cliff Than an ambulance down in the valley.

Joseph Malins

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A Quote by John Wilmot Rochester on age, danger, fate, jealousy, originality, poets, spelling, temptation, and thinking

Original spelling. But Dulness sits at Helm, and in this Age, Governs on Councils, Pulpits, and the Stage: Here a dull Councellor ador'd we see, And there a Poet, duller yet than he, With beardless Bishop, dullest of the three, 'Tis dangerous to think - For who by thinking tempts his jealous Fate, Is straight arraign'd as Traytor to the State, And none that come within the Verge of Sense, Have to Preferment now the least Pretence. . . .

John Wilmot Rochester (1647 - 1680)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on determination and temptation

No one can ask honestly or hopefully to be delivered from temptation unless he has himself honestly and firmly determined to do the best he can to keep out of it.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Locke on errors, interest, men, passion, and temptation

All men are liable to error, and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on temptation

Saintliness is also a temptation.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

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