Quotes about temptation

Where a true Eros is present resistance to his commands feels like apostasy, and what are really (by the Christian standard) temptations speak with the voice of duties – quasi-religious duties, acts of pious zeal to love… It seems to sanction all sorts of actions they would not otherwise have dared.

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Don’t allow me to fall to temptations that would take me out of the game. If fame or fortune would undermine my integrity, then keep me from it—or take it from me—before any damage is done to me or to others. You are more important to me than any star rating. I love You.

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Satan has snares for the wise and snares for the simple; snares for hypocrites, and snares for the upright; snares for generous souls, and snares for timorous souls; snares for the rich, and snares for the poor; snares of the aged, and snares for youth. Happy are those souls that are not taken and held in the snares that he has laid.

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Satan knows that if he would present sin in its own nature and dress, the soul would rather fly from it than yield to it; and therefore he presents it unto us, not in its own proper colours—but painted and gilded over with the name and show of virtue, that we may the more easily be overcome by it, and take more pleasure in committing of it. Pr... read more

Satan loves to sail with the wind, and to suit men’s temptations to their conditions and inclinations. If they be in prosperity, he will tempt them to deny God (Proverbs 30:9); if they be in adversity, he will tempt them to distrust God; if their knowledge be weak, he will tempt them to have low thoughts of God; if their conscience be tend... read more

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