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Letter "T" » tempted
«For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied... whenever feeling has anything to do in the matter, no sooner is it excited than we have already gone vastly farther than we are aware of.»
«He that cannot decidedly say, ''No,'' when tempted to evil, is on the highway to ruin. He loses the respect even of those who would tempt him, and becomes but the pliant tool and victim of their evil designs.»
«Fatigue dulls the pain, but awakes enticing thoughts of death. So! that is the way in which you are tempted to overcome your loneliness -- by making the ultimate escape from life. -- No! It may be that death is to be your ultimate gift to life: it must not be an act of treachery against it.»
«All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.»
«And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, / Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.»
«For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, / Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: / When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.»
«And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? / He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? / And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.»
«Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; / Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it: / But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.»
«Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats»
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
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«'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.»