I can resist everything except temptation.
It is written again, thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.jesus christ
Our founders were insightful students of human nature. They feared the abuse of power because they understood that every human being has not only "better angels" in his nature, but also an innate vulnerability to temptation especially the temptation to abuse power over others.al gore
Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colours, that are but skin-deep.matthew henry
Temptations hurt not, though they have accesse; Satan o'ercomes none but by willingnesse.Robert Herrick
Get thee behind me, Satan.
When you have overcome one temptation, you must he ready to enter the lists with another. As distrust, in some sense, is the mother of safety, so security is the gate of danger. A man had need to fear this most of all, that he fears not at all.
Temptations, when we meet them at first, are as the lion that roared upon Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.john bunyan
The realization of God's presence is the one sovereign remedy against temptation.françois fénelon
When tempted, the shortest and surest way is to act like a little child at the breast; when we show it a frightful monster, it shrinks back and buries its face in its mother's bosom, that it may no longer behold it.françois fénelon
In the hour of my distress, when temptations me oppress, and when I my sins confess, Sweet Spirit, comfort me.Robert Herrick
When Satan wants to tempt Man, he doesn't do so with a transgression but a mitzva - not at the right time nor at the right place.Rabbi Arthur Herzberg Herzburg
Bell, book and candle shall not drive me back, when gold and silver becks me to come on.william shakespeare