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Oscar WildeI can resist anything except temptation.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

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George Bernard ShawI never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Oscar WildeThe only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Laurence J PeterThe problem with temptation is that you may not get another chance.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Mark TwainThere are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer


Latin Quotes

Gospel of MarkGet off my back, Satan

Vada retro me, Satana.

—  Gospel of Mark ‐ 8:33

     (from the Vulgate, spoken by Jesus to Peter)

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Quotes in Verse

T. S. EliotThe last temptation is the greatest treason:
To do the right deed for the wrong reason.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948


Proverbs

Yiddish proverbThe poor man’s temptation is a loaf of bread.

—  Yiddish proverb

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