temptation

A Quote by James Branch Cabell on memory, satisfaction, and temptation

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.

James Cabell (1879 - 1958)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Allen on courage, darkness, defeat, despair, doubt, faith, heart, life, energy, patience, sorrow, strength, struggle, superiority, temptation, trouble, uncertainty, and victory

Where faith is there is courage, there is fortitude, there is steadfastness and strength. . . . Faith bestows that sublime courage that rises superior to the troubles and disappointments of life, that acknowledges no defeat except as a step to victory; that is strong to endure, patient to wait, and energetic to struggle. . . . Light up, then, the lamp of faith in your heart. . . . It will lead you safely through the mists of doubt and the black darkness of despair; along the narrow, thorny ways of sickness and sorrow, and over the treacherous places of temptation and uncertainty.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Albert Michener on confusion, defeat, dreams, life, reality, and temptation

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.

James Albert Michener (1907 - 1997)

Source: The Drifters.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Albert Michener on certainty, change, destruction, jobs, life, machines, temptation, and theory

. . . Luddites were those frenzied traditionalists of the early 19th century who toured [England] wrecking new weaving machines on the theory that if they were destroyed . . . old jobs and old ways of life could be preserved . . . At certain times in his life each man is tempted to become a Luddite, for there is always something he would like to go back to. But to be against all change-against change in the abstract-is folly.

James Albert Michener (1907 - 1997)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by H. L. Mencken on body, force, temptation, and work

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a moveable body.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by H. L. Mencken on temptation

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on devil, extremism, privacy, and temptation

The Devil, having nothing else to do Went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue. My Lady, tempted by a private whim, To his extreme annoyance, tempted him.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Epigrams. On Lady Poltagrue, a Public Peril

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on death, life, pollution, and temptation

Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution, She lives whom we call dead.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Resignation.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Harold G. Hillam on fatherhood, inspiration, temptation, and worry

I will ever be grateful for the wise counsel of a strong and inspired father when he taught, "If you always say no to the first temptation, you will not have to worry if you will be able to say no to the second one."

Harold G. Hillam (1935 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by H. Gordon Selfridge on business, preparation, temptation, and thinking

Whenever I may be tempted to slack up and let the business run for awhile on its own impetus, I picture my competitor sitting at a desk in his opposition house, thinking and thinking with the most devilish intensity and clearness, and I ask myself what I can do to be prepared for his next brilliant move.

H. Gordon Selfridge (1857 - 1947)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content