Quotes of Bait

“ There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. ”

- Mark Twain

“ We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare. ”

- John Dryden

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

- James Branch Cabell

“ The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different. ”

- Rick Pitino

“ Great success is a great temptation. ”

- Theodore Parker

“ Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty. ”

- Earl Wilson

“ Without temptation the soul cannot grow. ”

- James Allen

“ The serpent is helpless unless he finds an apple to work with. ”

- George Ade

“ Frequent and violent temptations were a proof that the citadel of the soul had not fallen and that the devil raged to make it fall. ”

- James Joyce

“ There's a lesson in every temptation. ”

- Frank Herbert

“ There is a cure for temptation. What? Yielding to it. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ It is the small temptations which undermine integrity unless we watch and pray and never think them too trivial to be resisted. ”

- Louisa May Alcott

“ When you flee temptation be sure you don't leave a forwarding address. ”

- Evan Esar

“ It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants. ”

- William Cobbett

“ The problem with temptation is that you may not get another chance. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ Some men flee from temptation, but others just crawl away from it hoping it will overtake them. ”

- Evan Esar

“ 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. ”

- Thomas Merton

“ Anyone who has to be led into temptation doesn't deserve to enjoy it. ”

- Evan Esar

“ What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted. ”

- Robert Burns

“ The trappings of lifestyle are often that; traps. ”

- Thomas Leonard

“ Power was my weakness and my temptation. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ The hope of impunity is the greatest inducement to do wrong. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Why resist temptation? There will always be more. ”

- Don Herold

“ He who is not tempted, what does he know? And he who is not tried, what are the things he knows. ”

- Bible

“ Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier. ”

- Dan Bennett

“ It is a creature That dotes on Cassio, as 'tis the strumpet's plague To beguile many and be beguiled by one. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ He who cannot resist temptation is not a man.... Whoever yields to temptation debases himself with a debasement from which he can never arise. ”

- Horace Mann

“ Temptations are as thick as the leaves of the forest, and no one can be out of the reach of temptation unless he is dead. The great thing is to make people intelligent enough and strong enough, not to keep away from temptation, but to resist it. ”

- Robert G. Ingersoll
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