37 Quotes About Being Tempted


There are many moments in our life where we are left to feel tempted and lose our self control. These quotes about being tempted capture the challenges and difficulty of dealing with these types of scenarios.

“Better to ask the way than go astray.”

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.”

“Bloom where you’re planted.”

“Curiosity killed the cat.”

“Don’t bite off more than you can chew.”

“Even though you have ten thousand fields, you can eat but one measure of rice a day.”

“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.”

“Every man has his price.”

“For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.”

“Gold is the devil’s fishhook.”

“Good habits result from resisting temptation.”

“If passion drives, let reason hold the reins.”

“If we resist our passions, it is more because of their weakness than because of our strength.”

“If you don’t want trouble, don’t go looking for it.”

“It’s better to find a whole worm in your apple than half a worm.”

“Never pick up what you didn’t put down.”

“Never trouble trouble ’til trouble troubles you.”

“Not being able to govern events, I govern myself, and apply myself to them, if they will not apply themselves to me.”

“Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values and witnesses.”

“Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.”

“Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle.”

“Sometimes we have to behave indifferent towards people who proclaim their love to us, just to see if they are really different.”

“Temptation is stronger in the minds of people who are in doubt. Prayer makes it weaker.”

“Temptation is the feeling we get when encountered by an opportunity to do what we innately know we shouldn’t.”

“Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.”

“Temptation likes best those who think they have a natural immunity, for it may laugh all the harder when they succumb.”

“Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open.”

“Temptation wrings integrity even as the thumbscrew twists a man’s fingers.”

“Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.”

“The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”

“The crow may be caged but his thoughts are in the cornfield.”

“The devil catches most souls in a golden net.”

“The devil tempts but doesn’t force.”

“The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.”

“The grass is always greener in someone else’s yard.”

“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.”

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.”

Ensuring you have self control in the times you need it most will ensure you keep on track.

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