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Tempt Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Tempt.

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
- George Savile

Japan's inexplicable lack of response to even consider
a move to re-open their market to U.S.
beef will sorely tempt economic trade action against Japan.
- Saxby Chambliss

You mustn't always believe what I say.
Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.
- Pablo Picasso

 

A lot of food shows need only to tempt.
Some food shows only need to inspire,
to empower.
And there are a lot of shows that do that.
- Alton Brown

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong,
you do so because you haven't developed the habit of
effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you,
or because you have established the wrong habit and
don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
- W. Clement Stone

There are powerful emotions that bring two people together
in wonderful harmony in a marriage.
Satan knows this, and would tempt you to try these
emotions outside of marriage.
Do not stir emotions meant to be used only in marriage.
- Richard G. Scott

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For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied -
whenever feeling has anything to do in the matter,
no sooner is it excited than we have already gone vastly
farther than we are aware of.
- Catherine II

Bill Mitchell said he really liked it.
But when he asked the other four their opinions,
we all took one look at ourselves in our raggedy long
winter coats and cracked up.
We knew we weren't likely to tempt anyone or anything,
but what the hell, it was as good a name as any.
- Otis Williams

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Success tempts many to their ruin.
- Phaedrus

Here is the rule to remember in the future,
When anything tempts you to be bitter:
not,
"This is a misfortune" but "To bear this worthily is good fortune."
- Marcus Aurelius

But Satan now is wiser than of yore,
and tempts by making rich,
not making poor.
- Alexander Pope

There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people
which tempts them to want what they can't have and
not want what is readily available to them.
- M. Kathleen Casey

Heterosexuality is dangerous.
It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire.
- Marguerite Duras

The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence.
On that path lies danger.
- Frank Herbert

Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
- Alexander Pope

One of the evils of money is that it tempts us to look
at it rather than at the things that it buys.
- E. M. Forster

Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects.
Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold:
extreme love breeds satiety,
and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity,
as does too much license.
- George Chapman

On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds.
One of them tempts us - ah!
what a dream, to live in that!
- the other stifles us at the first breath.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

When you are tempted to judge,
may you be reminded that we are ALL ONE,
and that every thought you think reverberates
across the universe touching everyone and everything.
- from the Simple Truths movie May You Be Blessed

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every normal man must be tempted, at times,
to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
and begin slitting throats.
- H. L. Mencken

Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of
their neighbour's buzzing glory,
and think that such killing is no murder.
- George Eliot

Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate
transient domination with either intrinsic superiority
or prospects for extended survival.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The reaction to this album has just been fabulous around the world...
and I've had offers to perform from around the world
and I'm tempted to do it.
I've got itchy lips.
- Herb Alpert

The historian of science may be tempted to exclaim
that when paradigms change,
the world itself changes with them.
- Thomas Kuhn

People will always be tempted to wipe their feet on
anything with 'welcome' written on it.
- Andy Partridge

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things,
I am tempted to think there are no little things.
- Bruce Barton

When I hear somebody say 'Life is hard',
I am always tempted to ask 'Compared to what?'
- Sydney Harris

I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted
to whip out a camera and take a picture.
I've learned to resist that.
- David Byrne

If a man went simply by what he saw,
he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama.
- Irving Babbitt

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.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Who knows whether in retirement I shall be tempted
to the last infirmity of mundane minds,
which is to write a book.
- Geoffrey Fisher

There's no credit in not doing what you don't want to do.
There's no virtue in not falling, when you're not tempted.
- Gilbert Parker

By crying on my bed, drinking quite a lot and feeling tempted by drugs.
Well, just not reading it to be perfectly honest with you.
I know it's a bit of a copout.
- Jo Brand

No man could be equipped for the presidency if he has
never been tempted by one of the seven cardinal sins.
- Eugene McCarthy

When I read something saying I've not done anything
as good as "Catch-22" I'm tempted to reply,
"Who has?"
- Joseph Heller

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often
tempted to force them on other people than those who
feel martyred and broken by their lives.
- Jane Rule

It's indeed surprising that replacing the elementary
particle with a string leads to such a big change in things.
I'm tempted to say that it has to do with the fuzziness it introduces.
- Edward Witten

In my relations with my father, which are difficult
and where I'm often met by coolness and indifference,
I am constantly tempted to be cold and indifferent.
Yet I know that this is a test if I could take it rightly.
- Evelyn Underhill

Thousand got away to other countries;
thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness.
By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect
in the concentration camps.
- Martha Gellhorn

I had to think ahead.
How much would I really enjoy committing five or seven
years to working on this? When you're an unemployed
actor offered a TV pilot,
no matter who you are you're tempted by the good hunk of change to be made.
It keeps you out of the unemployment line.
- Gerald McRaney

Halfway through any work, one is often tempted to go off on a tangent.
Once you have yielded, you will be tempted to yield again and again...
Finally, you would only produce something hybrid.
- Barbara Hepworth

When we bring back with us the objects most dear,
and find those we left unchanged, we are tempted to doubt the lapse of time;
but one link in the chain of affection broken,
and every thing seems altered.
- Marguerite Gardiner

People ask 'do you make a conscious effort not to swear?' -
if you're doing silly stuff you're not tempted to put swearing in.
All the comics from my childhood, who were funny without swearing,
were the people that influenced me.
What I do is quite traditional anyway.
- Tim Vine

The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the
whole of the life of any thinking man,
is trying to come to terms with the relationship between
yourself and the natural world.
Why are you here, and how do you fit in,
and what's it all about.
- David Attenborough

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.
- Robert South

My soul is more at rest from the tempter when I am busily employed.
- Francis Asbury

Today, it's very tempting to create songs by cutting
and pasting in the studio.
- Huey Lewis

I don't want to be a silly temptress.
I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing
nothing but tempting men in pictures.
- Greta Garbo

I have been inundated with offers to move into a career in television or film,
and these, too, are tempting.
- David Ginola

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve
all the purposes of vice,
in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
- Joseph Butler

We need more male black teachers, tempting them with extra cash if necessary.
- Trevor Phillips

It's tempting, because as one senator said to me,
'We know if we invite baseball down,
we'll draw a crowd'.
- Fay Vincent

It is so tempting to try the most difficult thing possible.
- Jennie Churchill

There is such a thing as tempting the gods.
Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction
has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster.
The forces of retribution are always listening.
They never sleep.
- Meg Greenfield

It's tempting to say the Ph.D.
didn't have an effect, but it's not so.
I think whatever resonance I may be able to achieve
is in part simply from the amount of reading and learning
that I acquired along the way.
- Robert B. Parker

It's not a good thing to be friends with people you're covering.
There's just no point in doing it.
It's tempting, but they're not going to consider you their friend anyway.
They just know that you're somebody that can do something for them.
- Kurt Loder

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
- Robert A. Heinlein

That's what I loved about Temptation Island.
I don't even know why they did it.
- Kathy Griffin

Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master
and make crouch beneath his foot,
And so be pedestaled in triumph?
- Robert Browning Hamilton

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

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality.
The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
- James A. Michener


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