Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil.
The easiest way to resist temptation is publicly.
The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again.
God is better served in resisting a temptation to evil, than in many formal prayers.
The essence of temptation is the invitation to live independently of God.
The most successful tempters and thus the most dangerous are the deluded deluders.
Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess.
Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.
Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
Temptations are enemies outside the castle seeking entrance. If there be no false retainer within who holds treacherous parley, there can scarcely be even an offer.
"No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object."