45 Overcoming Temptation Quotes and Sayings

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The power of temptation creeps into every aspect of our lives. There are many ways you can go about having peace, here are some great overcoming temptation quotes and sayings that will encourage you.

“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.”

“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.”

“Everyone must choose one of two pains: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”

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

“He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.”

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”

“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.”

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

“Lead me not into temptation. I can find the way myself.”

“Loyalty was a great thing, but no lieutenants should be forced to choose between their leader and a circus with elephants.”

“Never trouble trouble ’til trouble troubles you.”

“Nor eye in a letter, nor hand in a purse, nor ear in the secret of another.”

“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.”

“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection.”

“People couldn’t become truly holy, he said, unless they also had the opportunity to be definitively wicked.”

“Power was my weakness and my temptation.”

“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 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”

“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 doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for.”

“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.”

“The higher the hill, the stronger the wind: so the loftier the life, the stronger the enemy’s temptations.”

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”

“The problem with temptation is that you may not get another chance.”

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”

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

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

“What’s the use of a great city having temptations if fellows don’t yield to them?”

“When women go wrong, men go right after them.”

“Which of us can resist the temptation of being thought indispensable?”

There are several ways you can go about resisting temptation. Some temptations are easier to resist than others.