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#1. Love is the one thing stronger than desire and the only proper reason to resist temptation. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#2. We all have the temptation to be backseat drivers when it comes to decisions that don't work out the way we want. - Author: Don Mattingly
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#3. There has never been any forbidden fruit. Only temptation is divine. To feel the need to vary the object of this temptation, to replace it by others - this bears witness that one is about to be found unworthy, that one has already doubtless proved unworthy of innocence ... - Author: Andre Breton
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#4. The mind creates so many temptations - so alluring they are, so magnetic is their power - that unless you are in the power-field of someone whose magnetism is far more powerful than any other kind of temptation, it is impossible to reach. That is the meaning of disciplehood. - Author: Rajneesh
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#5. Do not forecast where the temptation will come; it is the least likely thing that is the peril. In the aftermath of a great spiritual transaction the "retired sphere of the leasts" begins to tell; it is not dominant, but remember it is there, and if you are not warned, it will trip you up. - Author: Oswald Chambers
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#6. I didn't want to think about a project that I couldn't finish. That's a kind of temptation. One has to realize one's limitations. Why kid yourself? - Author: I.M. Pei
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#7. I think it's important never to look yourself up on Wikipedia. I think the temptation to correct any interesting factual errors would be too much. - Author: Marcus Brigstocke
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#8. I skipped out of the Fox lot, threw my Keds back on, resisted the temptation to go over to the Simpsons building and take selfies with the Bart Simpson topiary, - Author: Mindy Kaling
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#9. I share a warning. Satan is extremely good at blocking spiritual communication by inducing individuals, through temptation, to violate the laws upon which spiritual communication is founded. With some, he is able to convince them that they are not able to receive such guidance from the Lord. - Author: Richard G. Scott
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#10. It is a constant battle to resist the temptation to have more luxuries, to acquire more stuff, and to live more comfortably. - Author: David Platt
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#11. O that one unguarded moment! / Were it mine to live again, / All the strength of its temptation / Would appeal to me in vain. - Author: Phoebe Cary
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#12. If some temptation arises in the place where you dwell in the desert, do not leave that place in time of temptation. For if you leave it then, no matter where you go, you will find the same temptation waiting for you. - Author: John Moses
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#13. I would dearly love to resist the temptation, if you can call it that, to worry. It's boring, it's anti-social, it's unproductive and it's depressing. - Author: Peter Mayle
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#14. 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. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#15. Confusing the weight of sins actually hurts our ability to resist temptation. - Author: John Eldredge
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#16. This makes it sound as if light has intentionality, and I resisted the temptation to say light considers all paths and chooses the one that takes the least time because I fully expect that Deepak Chopra would later quote me as implying that light has consciousness. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#17. How could we even begin to disarm greed and envy? Perhaps by being much less greedy and envious ourselves; perhaps by resisting the temptation of letting our luxuries become needs; and perhaps by even scrutinising our needs to see if they cannot be simplified and reduced. - Author: Ernst F. Schumacher
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#18. I'm going to cut you," Georgiana murmured. "I'm going to mark that face of yours and show him what I'm capable of."
"He'd still love me," Elizabeth whispered. "It's a concept you could never understand, Georgiana. - Author: Charlotte Featherstone
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#19. Temptation is not a sin. It is the yielding that is sin. All temptation is from the devil. - Author: Billy Graham
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#20. It's obviously a lot harder to try and be a good guy than it is to be a bad guy. The world is a fundamentally evil place, it seems like. So in order to be a good person, you have to fight temptation and vice. - Author: Michael Shannon
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#21. I know they're true." "Because?" "Human nature," he said. "You know how it is. Whatever your intentions, if you have the ability to do something, then you will do it, sooner or later. The temptation is always there, and it can't be resisted forever. Don't tell me you think any different. - Author: Lee Child
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#22. We should not only refrain from thinking about gratifying our desires but also avoid focusing on not gratifying our desires. The way to deal with temptation is not to grit our teeth and make up our minds that we will not do a certain thing. The key is to fill our minds with other things. - Author: David Jeremiah
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#23. If experience teaches anything, it is that what the community undertakes to do is usually done badly. This is due in part to the temptation to corruption that such enterprises involve, but even more, perhaps, to the lack of personal interest on the part of those engaged in them. - Author: Suzanne La Follette
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#24. Temptation yielded to is lust deified (My Utmost for His Highest, September 17 entry). Temptation comes in many forms, but it is always personal, uncannily tailor-made for our individual moral weakness, and it takes aim at God's character, seeking to ransack our faith. - Author: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
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#25. By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world. - Author: Roger Mahony
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#26. There is more evil in the least sin than in the greatest affliction. - Author: Thomas Brooks
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#27. I never took amphetamines again - despite sometimes-intense longings for them (the brain of an addict or an alcoholic is changed for life; the possibility, the temptation, of regression never go away). - Author: Oliver Sacks
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#28. Resist the temptation to try to use dazzling style to conceal weakness of substance. - Author: Stanley Schmidt
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#29. Between the demand to be clear,and the temptation to be obscure, impossible to decide which deserves more respect. - Author: Emil Cioran
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#30. Technology is not in itself opposed to spirituality and to religion. But it presents a great temptation. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#31. The habit of virtue cannot be formed in a closet. Habits are formed by acts of reason in a persevering struggle through temptation. - Author: Bernard Gilpin
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#32. The sweetest temptation could be that which was known to be the most foolish. - Author: Piers Anthony
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#33. People naturally long for a bit of the wealth that is whorling all around them, and if the work and education available to them won't get them closer to the comforts that they see others enjoying, the temptation to take shortcuts can be fierce. - Author: Katherine Boo
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#34. Those were the words she wanted to hear and she finally surrendered to the temptation of believing them. - Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#35. Most (Christians) have an ungrounded trust in Christ, hoping that He will pardon, justify and save them, while the world has their hearts, and they live to the flesh. And this trust they take as justifying faith. - Author: Richard Baxter
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#36. You'd get very rich if you thought of yourself as having a card with only twenty punches in a lifetime, and every financial decision used up one punch. You'd resist the temptation to dabble. You'd make more good decisions and you'd make more big decisions. - Author: Warren Buffett
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#37. Greater than the temptations of beauty are those of method. - Author: James Richardson
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#38. In truth, it requires not only a large intellect, but a large heart, to judge with becoming charity of the peculiar temptations of riches. - Author: Shirley Bassey
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#39. Our moral frailty is a strange consolation. - Author: Jen Pollock Michel
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#40. What makes the temptation of power so seemingly irresistible? Maybe it is that power offers an easy substitute for the hard task of love. It seems easier to be God than to love God, easier to control people than to love people, easier to own life than to love life. - Author: Henri Nouwen
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#41. Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#42. Temptation is necessary to make us realize that we are nothing in ourselves. - Author: Josemaria Escriva
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#43. Whether or not I protect the weeds isn't a matter of just recognizing the weed for what it is, but possessing the conviction to grab hold of the roots and yank like my life depends on it. - Author: Angie Smith
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#44. Anything is a temptation to those who dread it. - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
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#45. I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous. - Author: Jacques Derrida
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#46. That's what I loved about Temptation Island. I don't even know why they did it. - Author: Kathy Griffin
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#47. Like an unfinished symphony, her story played on my mind for most of my life. It would rock to the tune of the passage of time, an adagio of high notes, low notes an illusive movements. Then when I least expected it, I happened upon the missing notes in the life of Charlotte Howe Taylor. - Author: Sally Armstrong
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#48. Nothing can hurt you except sin; nothing can grieve me except sin; nothing can defeat you except sin. Therefore, be on your guard, my Mansoul. - Author: John Bunyan
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#49. And so, resisting the temptation to wallow in artistic remorse, I prefer to leave both well and ill alone and to think about something else - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#50. Zoe's face tilted up toward his presented a temptation he could no more resist than he could prevent the sun from rising. - Author: Barbara Longley
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#51. What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely. - Author: Franklin P. Jones
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#52. It is opportunity that makes the thief. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#53. But a quick-acting poison, that's different. It strikes with blind swiftness. You can be bit by temptation anytime. It is a thought, a direction, a noise in your brain, a hunch, an intuition that leads you to darker places than you've ever imagined. I - Author: Louise Erdrich
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#54. I said to all the things that throng about the gateways of the senses: "Tell me of my God, since you are not He. Tell me something of Him." And they cried out in a great voice: "He made us." CS Lewis - Author: Philip Zaleski
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#55. The greatest temptations are not those that solicit our consent to obvious sin, but those that offer us great evils masking as the greatest goods. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#56. Selling, in particular, can be a challenge; many investors are tempted to become more optimistic when a security is performing well. This temptation must be resisted; tax considerations aside, when a security reaches full valuation, there is no longer a reason to own it. - Author: Seth Klarman
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#57. Therapy could be of tremendous benefit to "getting over" one's past if the therapy is focused on specific ways to stop submitting to the temptation to obsess. Many people with difficult histories carry these histories with them, burnishing the past with each retelling. - Author: Augusten Burroughs
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#58. You taste like the last drop of whiskey
at 3 am
after a lousy day
like the first gulp of coffee on a Monday sipped behind a desk
hot and bitter
like the burning at the back of the throat
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You taste, boy oh boy, like my next mistake. - Author: Malak El Halabi
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#59. I might not survive Clare. She was truly my ultimate temptation. I never wanted anything more and yet fought so hard against it. But I knew I needed this. I knew she needed this. I had to start this off right. She deserved it, she deserved everything. - Author: J.L. Berg
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#60. Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities - to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work. - Author: Klaus Schwab
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#61. The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry. - Author: Henry A. Kissinger
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#62. I seemed like a baby bird keeping its truly innocent animal lusts hidden under its wing. I was being tempted, not by the desire of possession, but simply by unadorned temptation itself. - Author: Yukio Mishima
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#63. Credit leads a man into temptation. Cash down is the only thing that will deliver him from evil. - Author: Solomon Northup
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#64. Conscience whispers, but interest screams aloud. - Author: Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
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#65. Without thinking, I asked, "Are you afraid of temptation?"
He shook his head. "God, no. Just being with you, just seeing you. Fuck." He mostly swallowed the expletive, his hips rolling in a way that made me think the movement was instinctual, then added on a rush, "You breathing tempts me. - Author: Penny Reid
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#66. The Eyes are the organs of temptation, and the Ears are the organs of instruction. - Author: Aristotle.
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#67. Bait is made to look SO good you OVERlook the trap. Whether scratched or scarred you ALWAYS get hurt giving in to Temptation. - Author: LeCrae
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#68. God is better served in resisting a temptation to evil than in many formal prayers. - Author: William Penn
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#69. 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. - Author: John Ruskin
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#70. Mind has a temptation to divide. Once you divide, mind is at ease. If you don't divide, if you say, "I'm not going to to say anything. I'm not going to judge," mind feels as if it is on its deathbed. - Author: Osho
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#71. The Devil has a great advantage against us inasmuch as he has a strong bastion and bulwark against us in our own flesh and blood. - Author: Martin Luther
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#72. No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from. - Author: George Eliot
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#73. Mere mental assimilation of these truths cannot withstand temptation, however. The revelation of God is positively essential. The Spirit of God must reveal how we are in Christ and how we are united with Him in one. - Author: Watchman Nee
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#74. There is always an enormous temptation to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end. - Author: Annie Dillard
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#75. Realize that enough hidden strength lies within you to overcome all obstacles and temptations. Bring forth that indomitable power and energy. - Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
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#76. Temptation isn't impersonal - there is an actual enemy doing the tempting. Mark treats Satan as a reality, not a myth. This is certainly jarring in contemporary cultures that are skeptical of the existence of the supernatural, let alone the demonic. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#77. The kiss is sweeter than sin and fiercer than temptation. I am not gentle, I am not kind; I am rough and wild and savage. - Author: S. Jae-Jones
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#78. He who does not know how to encircle a girl so that she loses sight of everything he does not want her to see, he who does not know how to poetize himself into a girl so that it is from her that everything proceeds as he wants it-he is and remains a bungler - Author: Soren Kierkegaard
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#79. Has there not been, sometimes, this temptation to do a great deal for Christ, but not to live a great deal with Christ? - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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#80. Take my advice, dear reader, don't talk epigrams even if you have the gift. I know, to those have, the temptation is almost irresistible. But resist it. Epigram and truth are rarely commensurate. Truth has to be somewhat chiselled, as it were, before it will quite fit into an epigram. - Author: Joseph P. Farrell
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#81. Christ wrought out His perfect obedience as a man, through temptation, and by suffering. - Author: Alexander MacLaren
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#82. Primitive people alienate themselves in their mana, their totem; civilized people in their individual souls, their egos, their names, their possessions, and their work: here is the first temptation of inauthenticity. - Author: Simone De Beauvoir
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#83. A man may quarrel with himself alone; that is, by controverting his better instincts and knowledge when brought face to face with temptation. - Author: William Ellery Channing
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#84. 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? - Author: Callie Hunter
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#85. Well, what do you think you're doing, then? Spying?"

"I told you, it's the unfortunate hotness of evil. Hotness that burns like the flames of cute, cute hell." Rusty placed his hand on his heart. "But like I said, don't worry. I will overcome temptation, no matter how temptacious. - Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
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#86. Too often there is this sinister greed that pulls at my coattails, subtly whispering in the ear of my soul that it is within my rights to tuck away a few dark trinkets to toy with when the tedium of righteous living gets a bit boring. But God would suggest that I empty my pockets. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#87. If Christ justifies you, He will sanctify you! He will not save you and leave you in your sins. - Author: Robert Murray M'Cheyne
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#88. Why resist temptation? There will always be more. - Author: Don Herold
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#89. Scripture doesn't promise that God will remove temptation, only that you'll be given strength to withstand it. - Author: Garrison Keillor
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#90. And for the first time he understood. What temptation meant. It stood before him, made flesh and wit and intellect and desire, making its simple offer of everything, unstoppable and consuming for all it's unconditional generosity. - Author: Olivia Gates
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#91. Attraction isn't wrong. People can't help who they are drawn to and they certainly can't control affinity, as uncommon as it is. What is wrong is acting on inclination if it hurts someone else, namely a significant other. - Author: Donna Lynn Hope
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#92. Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colours, that are but skin-deep. - Author: Matthew Henry
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#93. Without prayer it is impossible to resist temptations and to keep the commandments. - Author: Alphonsus Liguori
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#94. What you had left before I saw you, of course I do not know; but I counsel you to resist firmly every temptation which would incline you to look back: pursue your present career steadily, for some months at least - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#95. At times discreetly, at times disgustingly, I yielded to the most fatal temptation whenever I could no longer bear it: as a result of impatience, Orpheus lost Eurydice; as a result of impatience, I lost myself. - Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
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#96. Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#97. But it's the temptation of so many suburban-raised children to invent tales of adversity, to create hardscrabble mythologies out of life histories marked by little more than field hockey games and orthodontist appointments. - Author: Meghan Daum
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#98. That's the problem with temptation. It's so damn tempting. - Author: Holly Black
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#99. Simply building a fence between a child and temptation is not the same things as preparing him to face life. - Author: Barbara R. Duguid
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#100. [Political] conventions lend themselves to pandering, as few politicians can resist the temptation to tell a national television audience how well they will run the country if elected. The problem is that government is not supposed to run the country - we're supposed to be free. - Author: Ron Paul
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