Quotes of Lure - somelinesforyou

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

- Alexander Pope

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

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first…when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. ”

- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

- John Dryden

“ I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

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

- Mark Twain

“ He that will win his dame must do As love does when he draws his bow; With one hand thrust the lady from, And with the other pull her home. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ 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

“ Not all that tempts your wandering eyesAnd heedless hearts, is lawful prize;Nor all that glisters gold. ”

- Thomas Gray

“ 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

“ The devil tempts us not — 'tis we tempt him,Reckoning his skill with opportunity. ”

- George Eliot

“ 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 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

“ Our nature tempts us perpetually; criminal desire is often excited; but sin is not completed till reason consents. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Let us be friends, Cinna, it is I who invite you to be so. ”

- Pierre Corneille

“ And, e'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart, distrusting, asks if this be joy. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ 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

“ For evil news rides post, while good news baits. ”

- Thomas Middleton

“ But something may be done that we will not; And sometimes we are devils to ourselves When we will tempt the frailty of our powers, Presuming on their changeful potency. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Tempt not a desperate man. ”

- 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

“ I don't do carrots. ”

- John Bolton

“ War is thus divine in itself, since it is a law of the world. War is divine through its consequences of a supernatural nature which are as much general as particular. War is divine in the mysterious glory that surrounds it and in the no less inexplicable attraction that draws us to it… ”

- Joseph De Maistre

“ 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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