Temptation

«Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour ... If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?»

Charlotte Brontë


«Believe me...Nothing is bad, just prove it as right»

Alpesh Vasan


«Although I love elegant parties, dancing and dining and spending the night with a sweet woman in my arms, my life belongs to literature.»

Roman Payne


«The question of why evil exists is not a theological question, for it assumes that it is possible to go behind the existence forced upon us as sinners. If we could answer it then we would not be sinners. We could make something else responsible...The theological question does not arise about the origin of evil but about the real overcoming of evil on the Cross; it ask for the forgiveness of guilt, for the reconciliation of the fallen world»

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


«Hope is a fire more ravenous than the flames of temptation.  For if only a portion of it poisons your veins, it is enough to make you stand against ridiculous odds again and again and again.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Success cannot resist the temptation of consistency and persistence.»

Noel DeJesus


«Fear is the devil's most powerful tool because he can't always convince a good man to do wrong, but he can paralyze his will with fright, keeping a good man from doing what is right. It eventually results in the same end.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«The man who sins but wants to purify it is no more a sinner than the man who doesn't sin but wants to sin.»

Criss Jami


«You've been brought up like a gentleman and a Christian, and I should be false to the trust laid upon me by your dead father and mother if I allowed you to expose yourself to such temptation.'»

W. Somerset Maugham


«The devil can get you through your flesh. He knows the button to press on your flesh and have a way into your mind. The flesh becomes a transport medium for evil things if not killed for God. If Christ makes a home in your mind, satan can't get there.»

Israelmore Ayivor


«It is better to stay single and wait for the one that makes sense then to marry someone that makes absolutely no sense. The moment you settle is when the one person that makes all the sense in the world shows up and Satan sits back and enjoys your spiritual meltdown.»

Shannon L. Alder


«It is God's earth out of which man is taken. From it he has his body. His body belongs to his essential being. Man's body is not his prison, his shell his exterior, but man himself. Man does not "have" a body; he does not "have" a soul; rather he "is" body and soul. Man in the beginning is really his body. He is one. He is his body, as Christ is completely his body, as the Church is the body of Christ»

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


«No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.»

George Eliot


«Truth is, I don't know what Deacon wants anymore - it's not just physical. Whatever it is must scare him, though, and I'm the one who ends up getting hurt. So I make the concerted effort to resist his temptation, even if sometimes I'd like nothing more than to surround myself with his affection.»

Suzanne Young


«It is good to stay in a peaceful poverty than to stay in a painful wealth.»

Michael Bassey Johnson


«Words are the great temptation.»

Marty Rubin


«Loyalty was a great thing, but no lieutenants should be forced to choose between their leader and a circus with elephants.»

Neil Gaiman


«A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in.»

C.S. Lewis


«I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.»

Mae West


«Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind. This is your duty. You are born for this only; all other duties are self-created and self-imposed owing to ignorance.»

Sivananda Saraswati


«Take care of your soul; it will never lose its tournament if Jesus is the coach of your life. He will substitute your sins for righteousness and you will not be tempted to suffer a penalty for defeat! You are a winner, not a loser!»

Israelmore Ayivor


«But a good wife—a good unworldly woman—may really help a man, and keep him more independent.»

George Eliot


«Temptation is the feeling we get when encountered by an opportunity to do what we innately know we shouldn't.»

Steve Maraboli


«Power was my weakness and my temptation.»

J.K. Rowling


«God invites while the devil pressures and shoves and bullies. Realize who holds the actual power before you react.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«While waiting for Brenna to prepare the drink he did as directed and worked through their conversation. It would've gone faster had he not kept getting distracted by the sight of her moving with feminine efficiency mere meters away. The sway of her hips were-"Don't I ever want to lick a woman all up?"»

Nalini Singh


«I knew how one climbing the mountain of worldly success can slip down into the river below without being conscious of the descent till he is already drowning.»

Diego Rivera


«I’d love to try to tame you... And I would simply adore it if you turn out untamable –»

Simona Panova


«The debris of her married life was enough to sever the tie between reality and dreams, the fine line between desire and temptation. Where did she draw the line? When did she admit defeat and surrender?»

Callie Hunter


«There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride. They have yielded to the perennial temptation.»

Walter Lippmann