temptation

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on commitment, impulses, purpose, and temptation

TALK, v.t. To commit an indiscretion without temptation, from an impulse without purpose.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on crime, ingratitude, life, and temptation

PARDON, v. To remit a penalty and restore to the life of crime. To add to the lure of crime the temptation of ingratitude.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on action, commitment, opportunity, and temptation

ASPERSE, v.t. Maliciously to ascribe to another vicious actions which one has not had the temptation and opportunity to commit.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on abstinence, pleasure, temptation, weakness, and yielding

ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alvin R. Dyer on happiness, learning, life, mind, money, self-denial, soul, temptation, time, and value

A self-made man, if he is made at all, has already won the battle of life. . . . he has learned to resist. He has learned the value of money, and how to refuse to spend it. He has learned the value of time, and how the conversion of it into useful things will make of his life something worthwhile. He has learned to say no, to say no at the right time and then to stand by it. Without resistance, and the self-denial which it often imposes, there is no real happiness. In the quest for happiness man must learn that temptation resisted strengthens the mind and the soul.

Alvin R. Dyer (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Challenge

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on devil and temptation

But Satan now is wiser than of yore, And tempts by making rich, not making poor.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Al Batt on opportunity and temptation

Be cautious. Opportunity does the knocking for temptation too.

Al Batt

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