Jean Alesi - Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
[ Every Innocence Life March Temptation Through Vice Virtue]
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Archibald Alexander - Every life is march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
[ Every Innocence Life March Temptation Through Vice Virtue]
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Natalie Clifford Barney - Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.
[ Avoid Avoiding Grow Older Temptation Will Worry]
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Henry Cisneros - No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
[ Capable Gravitate Heart His Man Responding Temptation Unless Which]
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Flavor Flav - God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.
[ Fight God Grant Off Strength Surrender Temptations]
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Oscar Hammerstein - In short, all things that please the natural man in this world, are, to a true Christian, only so many crosses and temptations, allurements of sin and snares of death, that continually exercise his virtue.
[ Christian Continually Crosses Death Exercise His Man Many Natural Only Please Short Sin Snares Temptations Things True Virtue World]
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Vachel Lindsay - It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
[ Good Temptations Vices Without]
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Gary North - The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections.
[ Been Best Big Chief Contrary Declare Demoted Deputy Develop Does Elections Freed Giving His House Issues Karl Mainstream May Media Quite Resisting Role Rove Shape Staff Strategies Temptation Trouble Truth Up White Win]
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Oliver Reed - Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
[ Always Chances Give Many Opportunities Second Temptations Unlike Will]
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Robert J. Ringer - Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
[ Constant Devil Distracting Duty Home Idleness Labor Musings Others Ourselves Profit Sin Temptation Unprofitable While]
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Connie Sellecca - All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.
[ Broken Down Lives Man Men Provided Put Right Spot Temptation Tempted]
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Mary Beth Whitehead - The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to - look the other way.
[ After Always First Friend Look Many Meeting Old Other Temptation Upon Way Years]
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Peta Wilson - Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
[ Denying Himself Person Pleasure Temptation Weak Yields]
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William Butler Yeats - Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission.
[ Although Am Any Deeply Fear Forgo Grateful Great Many Might Naming Omission Slight Temptation Them]
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- For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
[ Been Companion Dinner Done Go Home Husband Into Job Led Maternity Numerous Parties Relief Reminded Ring Source Status Symbol Temptation Time Times Ward Wedding Years]
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- Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere.
[ Adhere Ask Constitution Endorsed Ideas Judges Knew Made Man Must Nature Our Rather Temptations Than Their Those Utopia]
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- The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.
[ Against Better Blow Depends Either Fly Force Once Resistance Sometimes Struggle Temptation Yield]
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- Temptation to behave is terrible.
[ Behave Temptation Terrible]
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- Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
[ Find Into Lead Myself Temptation Way]
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- Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.
[ Argument Concern Congressional Difficulty Favor Given Limitations Longer May Over Proper Resisting Run Souls Such Temptations Term Ultimate Welfare Well]
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- I am persuaded that in the case of elected officials, the overwhelming temptation is to conclude that it is more important for your constituents that you be reelected than that you deal honestly with them.
[ Am Case Conclude Constituents Deal Elected Honestly Important More Officials Overwhelming Persuaded Reelected Temptation Than Them Your]
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- Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature.
[ Angels Becomes Bend Better Career Congress Impossible Legislative Make May Members Nature Once Reason Service Temptation Their Vote Whatever Yield]
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- The people ask much, often more than any government can give. We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems.
[ Any Ask Give Government More Much Must Often Problems Promise Resist Solutions Temptation Than]
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- There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
[ Any Less Memory Resisted Satisfaction Some Temptation Than]
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- Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
[ Bear Because Every Hardest Him Man Most Needs Ones Others Precisely Simply Temptations Trials Very Which]
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- If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart.
[ Animal Animals Belong Consciousness Difficult Feelings Heart Human Impossible Indeed Inhabit Least May Mind Only Our Own Project Temptation Them Then Thoughts Upon Very Writing]
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- Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
[ Accusation Against Bulwark Deception Even God Knowledge Persecution Temptation Word]
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- No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
[ Ever Measured Object Temptation Value]
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- The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no. I have said no to a lot of temptations, and I am glad I did.
[ Am Business Did Glad How Important Learned Lesson Lot Most Said Say Temptations]
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- I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous.
[ Being Difficult Give Just Never Ridiculous Sake Temptation Too Would]
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- Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them. They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy.
[ Avoid Before Broad Case Judges Need Policy Proper Resolution Restrict Set Temptation Them Themselves]
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- The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
[ Deed Greatest Last Reason Right Temptation Treason Wrong]
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- Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
[ Every Moment Resistance Temptation Victory]
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- Nor is it the least advantage to health, accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those who follow it to fewer temptations to vice, than persons who live in crowded society.
[ Advantage Crowded Expose Fewer Follow Health Least Life Live Nor Persons Society Such Temptations Than Those Vice Way]
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- Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden.
[ Been Eden Ever Garden Here Since Temptation]
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- You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed.
[ Always Aside Distractions Doubt Encounter Following Goal Hang Job Kids Many Put Security Succeed Temptations Vision Wants Whatever Wife Will Your]
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- The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
[ Affords Beauty Because Dangerous Ego Goodness More Much Nonsense Pursuit Stronger Temptation Than Truth]
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- One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors. They are all, without exception - at least some of the time, incompetent or crazy.
[ Crazy Devil Editors Exception Fight Incompetent Least Should Some Temptation Think Time Well Without]
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- In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
[ Confronted Events Friend History Men Now Once Other Satisfaction Solitude Sought Temptation Tumult]
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- That's what I loved about Temptation Island. I don't even know why they did it.
[ Did Even Island Know Loved Temptation Why]
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- The temptations are great to simply retreat to the domain of private life and give up on our public problems.
[ Domain Give Great Life Our Private Problems Public Retreat Simply Temptations Up]
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- Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?
[ Beneath Comes Foot His Make Man Master Meet Temptation Triumph Why]
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- We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
[ Constitutes Find Many Only Prohibition Temptation Them Things Which]
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- Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
[ Again May Pass Temptation Way Yield Your]
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- It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once.
[ Once Rings Temptation Wear]
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- Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colors that are but skin-deep.
[ Colors Comes Dangerous Fine Gay Many Temptation Us]
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- Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colours, that are but skin-deep.
[ Colours Comes Dangerous Fine Gay Many Temptation Us]
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- Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
[ Always More Resist Temptation Why Will]
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- You oughtn't to yield to temptation. Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd.
[ Absurd Becomes Must Somebody Temptation Thing Well Yield]
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- When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
[ Able Am Forgive Forgiveness Judge Life Mind Only Others Peace Rather Reminding Resist See Teachers Temptation Than Them]
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- I beg you to look at the promising boys and beautiful girls in your homes and in your communities, and then you will not put these temptations in their way.
[ Beautiful Beg Boys Communities Girls Homes Look Promising Put Temptations Their Then These Way Will Your]
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- Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes.
[ Does Freedom Living Mean Mistakes Nor Temptation Victorious]
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- Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses.
[ Easier Makes Nothing Proper Resist Set Sound Temptation Than Values Witnesses]
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- What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely.
[ Completely Difficult Discourage Makes Many Resisting Temptation Want]
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- I have been exposed to a great amount of temptation throughout the course of my career.
[ Amount Been Career Course Exposed Great Temptation Throughout]
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- We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
[ Know Shows Temptation Us Usually]
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- Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
[ Bitterness Never Succumb Temptation]
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- I am not stopped by low funds, physical exhaustion, mental exhaustion, or temptations to stop and work on some other production that would be more financially rewarding.
[ Am Exhaustion Financially Funds Low Mental More Other Physical Production Rewarding Some Stop Stopped Temptations Work Would]
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- The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
[ American Believe Foreign Policy Psychiatry Subdivision Temptation]
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- If priests were allowed to marry, if this would be an optional thing, and if he could have wife and children, he would certainly have less temptation to satisfy certain sexual impulses with minors.
[ Allowed Certain Certainly Children Could Impulses Less Marry Minors Optional Priests Satisfy Sexual Temptation Thing Were Wife Would]
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- What I learned with Cecil Taylor was strategy and survival and how to resist temptations and resist getting discouraged.
[ Cecil Discouraged Getting How Learned Resist Strategy Survival Taylor Temptations]
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- A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
[ Back Big Come Editor Enough Envelope Good Make Manuscript Many Mistake Much Stamped Temptation Too Writers Young]
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- That free will was demonstrated in the placing of temptation before man with the command not to eat of the fruit of the tree which would give him a knowledge of good and evil, with the disturbing moral conflict to which that awareness would give rise.
[ Awareness Before Command Conflict Demonstrated Disturbing Eat Evil Free Fruit Give Good Him Knowledge Man Moral Placing Rise Temptation Tree Which Will Would]
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- Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find it.
[ Find Into Just Lead Tell Temptation Us Where]
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- 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.
[ Arguing Divine Knowledge Mission Perennial Possessed Pretenders Pride Sin Temptation Yielded]
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- All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
[ Error Interest Liable Many Men Most Passion Points Temptation Under]
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- By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world.
[ Able Been Close Doors Large Resist States Temptation United World]
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- The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil.
[ Evil Ordeal Resist Temptation Virtue]
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- There's an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing.
[ Awful Comes Just Keep Point Researching Start Stop Temptation Where Writing]
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- If we know anything about man, it's that he's not pacific. The temptation to butcher anyone considered undesirable seems to be a common temptation, not always resisted.
[ Always Anyone Anything Butcher Common Considered Know Man Pacific Resisted Seems Temptation Undesirable]
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- Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
[ Excuse Man Temptation Weapon Woman]
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- Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
[ Body Force Irresistible Movable Temptation Work]
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- The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
[ Biggest Human Little Settle Temptation Too]
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- The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
[ Comes Confuse Defeat Dreams Life Permanent Reality Surrendered Temptation]
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- Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity, the force of which is never known till it is felt, and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
[ Avoid Duties Felt First Force Known Necessity Never Nobody Should Temptation Their Therefore Till Trust Virtue Which]
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- When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
[ Appraisal Appraise Blunder Cannot Chiefly Even Experience Minimized Out Own Seems Temptation Useful]
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- It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.
[ Common Enjoy Enjoyment Give Gone Make Our Pray Prayer Read Reading Satan Scriptures Spirit Temptation Them Up Us Use Were Word]
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- It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way. There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it.
[ Against Clean Comedians Decided Decision Early Just Prefer Problem Reconsider Temptation Way Work]
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- Those who believe in the importance of serving others should lead the way by fighting against the temptation we all have, and maybe especially as we age, to close in upon ourselves.
[ Against Age Believe Close Especially Fighting Importance Lead Maybe Others Ourselves Serving Should Temptation Those Upon Way]
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- Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.
[ Come General Rule Sought Temptations]
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- Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
[ Delivered Keep Most Temptation Touch Would]
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- Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.
[ Achieve Aspire Beings Felt Genuinely Human Many Much Never Probable Sainthood Saints Some Temptation Want]
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- Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
[ Cut Destruction Either Exercise Food His Knife Man May Meat Poison Temptation Throat]
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- Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
[ Accept Aggressiveness Already Challenge Different Dominion Form Forms Freedom Imposes Man Many Nationalism New Only Pervading Reality Slavery Spares Temptation Today True Us]
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- I also think we need to maintain distinctions - the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology, and we should resist the temptation, which sometimes scientists give in to, to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science.
[ Also Assimilate Concepts Cosmology Creation Different Distinctions Doctrine Give Maintain Need Resist Science Scientific Scientists Should Sometimes Temptation Theology Think Try Which]
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- He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life.
[ Character Classic Darkness Discovery Falling Gift Goes Hercules Homer Into Journey Kind Life Meant Out Part Some Temptations Ulysses]
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- We're all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives.
[ Going Lives Our Points Several Temptation Victims]
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- You know what, life is full of temptations.
[ Full Know Life Temptations]
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- Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.
[ Bring Brings Challenges Courage Dignity Experience Happiness Honor Ideas Life Meaning Meaningful Mundane Pride Principles Requires Respond Seemingly Temptations Ultimately Values Well]
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- Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter, her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father, her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home.
[ Beau Beyond Both Conflicting Daddy Daughter Embrace Father Fathers Flawed Her His Home Idealized Images Lap Most Out Protection Push Retreat See Struggles Temptation War Within World]
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- We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered to-day? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
[ Abate Account Acquired Brought Call Day Every Infirmity Mastered Night Opposed Our Ourselves Passions Resisted Should Temptation Themselves To-Day Vices Virtue Will]
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- These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.
[ Athletes Become Days Great Many Sports Steroids Temptation These Too Use Young]
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- Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession.
[ Barriers Between Break Confession Gossip Men Offers Same Secrecy Seductive Sets Temptation Through Time]
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- The temptations to wrong are many; they spring out of a corrupt nature.
[ Corrupt Many Nature Out Spring Temptations Wrong]
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- The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue.
[ After Enthusiasm Ever Feels God Made Mystery Sins Sometimes Spirit Strong Sudden Suggested Swept Temptation Them Us Virtue Which Whole]
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- Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
[ Against Earnest Man Measure Needs Praying Pressing Proceed Surer Temptation]
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- Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.
[ Devil Door Him Inviting Keyhole Looking Opening Temptation Through Yielding]
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- It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.
[ Almost Come Dying Many Mature May Our Out Power Question Rather Resolution Results Such Temptation Than Thought Us Whether Wisdom Years]
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- Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know.
[ Because Enough Fight Know Some Strong Temptation Wrong]
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- I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
[ Avoid Generally Resist Temptation Unless]
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- Let's remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day.
[ Babies Broken Children Come Crime Day Despite Education Every Face Get Good Having Homes Manage Many Obstacles Out Peers Remember Still Surrounded Temptation Their Wedlock]
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- The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us, but because of them.
[ Because Left Spite Stand Still Temptations Them Those Today Us]
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- Whether something is old-fashioned or not doesn't resolve the question of whether it's true or not. I can see the temptation of simply thinking, 'Well, there's a cultural mainstream which flows neatly in one direction. You just align with it'. And that really won't do.
[ Align Cultural Direction Flows Just Mainstream Neatly Old-Fashioned Question Really Resolve See Simply Something Temptation Thinking True Well Whether Which Won]
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- Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.
[ Call Duty Ever Farther Heard Loudest Notice Temptation Than Whisper]
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- About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation.
[ Fighting Fun Losing More Only Temptation Than Time Winning]
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- The higher the hill, the stronger the wind: so the loftier the life, the stronger the enemy's temptations.
[ Enemy Higher Hill Life Loftier Stronger Temptations Wind]
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- Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
[ Before Conquering Endured Energy Every Fund Makes Moral New Nobler Represents Right Soul Spirit Stronger Temptation Than Trial Weathered]
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- There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
[ Around Discussed First Friends Generally Life Many Numerous Ordinary Politician Profession Rarely Ruin Second Suffers Suppose Temptations Third Those Top]
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- I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting.
[ Blame Causes External Find Interesting Issues Know Life Lives Look Modern Own Particularly Personally Responsibility See Sense Something Taking Temptation Their]
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