Here we have the best Temptation Quotes from famous authors such as Henry B. Eyring, Henry Kissinger, Max Heindel, William Shakespeare, Leigh Bardugo. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
As exercise is necessary to the development of physical muscle, so development of the moral nature is accomplished through temptation. The soul being given choice, may exercise it in whatever direction it chooses, for it learns just as well by its mistakes as by right action in the first place, perhaps even better.
The prospects for a coherent, hilarious and consistent American comedy seem to lessen every year, as the poor waterlogged, gassy corpse called ‘Evan Almighty‘ proved when it floated ashore recently. So there’s a temptation to think too highly of Robin Williams‘s uneven but occasionally funny ‘License to Wed.’
So long as nuclear weapons continue to exist, so will the temptation to threaten others with overwhelming military force.
I want to be very careful about judging and how much to generalize about the use of media being pathological. For some people, it’s a temptation and a pathology; for others, it’s a lifeline.
The experiments show quite clearly that, as you resist more and more temptation, you’re actually more and more likely to fail.
Neither liberal nor conservative politicians can resist the temptation to stand as mighty sequoias of rectitude amid the lowly underbrush of fundraising.
I can’t resist temptation of any kind.
Today, we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory. During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.
Years ago – I used to be an actor – I was in a production of Vaclav Havel’s ‘Temptation,’ and when we started rehearsals, he was in prison. When we closed the show, he was running for president. And it felt incredibly timely and important and also this lucky thing.
Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics – one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.
Temptation is impossible for me to resist… Come on. This is Hollywood. It’s in the job description.
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.
There’s always the temptation, as a cinematographer, to make the shot look as perfect as possible.
They wanted me to do movies and television when I was very young, and it was a big temptation, but I really thought the only way I could learn the profession was on the stage.
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
Knowledge of God’s Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
The nature of photography has always resisted that temptation of interpretation. I look, and what I see looks back at me.
There is always a temptation for governments: see a problem and announce a quick fix.
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.
There’s always a temptation to get in front of the camera. It’s part of my personality.
Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
We need a liberal agenda in which government resists the temptation to interfere in the lives of individuals but is equally determined to play an active role where creative action can advance the liberties of all.
We must resist the temptation of once again turning America into the traditional bogeyman of the left.
Not only did we read a lot at home, we also watched a lot of films. So I had already seen a lot of films that were about the crucifixion and the temptation of Christ, like Bible history and the Ten Commandments – stuff like that.
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.
No one is above temptation. No one is above life in general.
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it… I can resist everything but temptation.
Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
When you’re young, the temptation is maybe to think, ‘More is more.’ But a lot of the time less is more.
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.
There is a temptation for an actor to editorialize what they’re doing. And you can’t do that with Pinter. It’s almost like a musical score. His lines are so specific, but they can mean different things to different people, like an alternating current.
I retired because I had to, not because I wanted to. The temptation to get back in the ring is very much there.
A lot of times, you’re interacting with people for whom you’re one of the very few veterans that they’ve met or had a lot of interactions with, and there’s a temptation for you to feel like you can pontificate about what the experience was or what it meant, and that leads to a lot of nonsense.
I think temptation is ever present to become something that you think is more socially acceptable.
I can resist everything except temptation.
There’s an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing.
By the time you’re 18, 19, you know yourself, and you shouldn’t go against your gut feeling, which is a temptation in the first year of university.
Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden.
The biggest temptation I believe is to feel comfortable, to feel like you’ve worked through all of that here on Earth, and are satisfied with this life.
I like to talk to myself ahead of time so when temptation comes, I’ve already made up my mind that I have the victory.
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
My whole life, I’ve been a Temptation.
The temptation in any approaching crisis or conflict is, because people haven‘t got a clue what lies ahead, they’re always searching into the past for some sort of pattern … to galvanise the nation or their supporters and put themselves on a pedestal to sound Churchillian or Rooseveltian.
I was born too late to have any temptation with communism, or at least Soviet-type communism. Travelling in Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet Union, you clearly don’t want to defend a system that would have empty shops and a totalitarian regime and internal passports.
Imagination is a screen onto which the evil spirits can ‘project’ images, temptations presented as stimulating entertainments, offering us pleasurable rewards if we give in to the temptation.
I resist the temptation to curate my apartment.
We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
Temptation is as old as time; or at least, the history of temptation extends as far back as the moment Eve gave Adam that serpent’s apple. But what sets the lady apart from the tramp is the ability to acknowledge she needs to clean up her act – and then, of course, the fact that she actually does clean up her act.
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.
The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to – look the other way.
The travail of freedom and justice is not easy, but nothing serious and important in life is easy. The history of humanity has been a continuing struggle against temptation and tyranny – and very little worthwhile has ever been achieved without pain.
A great danger, or at least a great temptation, for many writers is to become too autobiographical in their approach to their fiction. A little autobiography and a lot of imagination are best.
Those who are faithful to God are protected and prospered. That comes as the result of serving God and keeping His commandments. But with those blessings comes the temptation to forget their source. It is easy to begin to feel the blessings were granted not by a loving God on whom we depend but by our own powers.
Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know.
The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous.
Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They’ll stay faithful as long as it’s safe and doesn’t involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.
Once you make a movie like ‘Superbad,’ when it’s popular and you’re the lead, you get offered all kinds of things and there’s a temptation to make bad movies either for the money or to maintain your relevance in pop culture.
The danger for any artist whose work is both recognizable and critically acclaimed is complacent repetition – the temptation to churn out easily identifiable, eagerly welcomed, and readily salable designs.
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.
Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them. They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy.
Virtue is a positive quality developed by taking a firm stand for the right in temptation, or by the suffering endured in consequence of wrongdoing.
In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself.
Resist the temptation to subject yourself only to that which re-affirms what you already think.
There has always been discouragement, negativism, and temptation in the world because of Lucifer.
Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.
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?