Temptation Quotes

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

Earl Wilson

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it… I can resist everything but temptation.

Oscar Wilde

Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.

Billy Sunday

Temptation is a woman’s weapon and man’s excuse.

H. L. Mencken

We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.

Thomas a Kempis

Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.

Lyman Abbott

Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.

William Shakespeare

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.

H. L. Mencken

What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don’t want to discourage it completely.

Franklin P. Jones

Virtue is insufficient temptation.

George Bernard Shaw

Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.

Joey Adams